If I had a penny for every time someone said to me. . . “the enemy is just trying to hold me down” or “my circumstances are holding me back”. . .I would be able to pay for my dream trip of two weeks in Bora Bora.
When people say that to me my usual response is. . .you know. . .you’re right. . and I don’t want to know your circumstances.
Dictionary.com defines circumstances as:
“a condition, detail, part, or attribute, with respect to time, place, manner, agent, etc., that accompanies, determines, or modifies a fact or event; a modifying or influencing factor”
Spiritually speaking. . .I define circumstance as the circle you’re standing in.
We shouldn’t be standing still. . .we should be moving from glory unto glory. (2 Corinthians 3:18)
In which case, we would be leaving our circumstances behind.
So for me. . .the question is why do I want to hear about what the person ought to be leaving behind.
Every time someone painstakingly reviews, renews and refreshes their circumstances they are forcing themselves to live them again.
We don’t need to revive our current dilemma . . .we need to seek answers. . .ways to rise above our circumstances. . .whatever they may be.