The Rocking Chair Syndrome – what on earth is that? Good question and I think most of us have experienced it in one way or another.
The Rocking Chair Syndrome is when you keep doing the same thing over and over but to no avail. You’re moving but you’re not getting anywhere. Perhaps if you rocked faster or positioned your chair differently…But no – that still won’t work because you’re still doing the same thing that didn’t work before – exerting a lot of energy but getting no results.
So, what’s the problem? Let me make some suggestions. First of all, if you’ve finally “seen the light” and realize that what you’ve been doing isn’t working – you’ve prayed and prayed and prayed and nothing’s changed – then you need to make a change.
Remember, one of the definitions of insanity is doing the same thing over and over that doesn’t work, but expecting different results. Is what you’re doing based on God’s Word or on what someone has told you to do – a friend, church member, family member? God’s not obligated to answer prayers based on people’s opinions. But He has obligated Himself to answer every pray prayed in faith according to His Word. It’s a given, a done deal!
Secondly, have you closed the door to strife and unforgiveness? These two are biggies when it comes to what’s hindering your prayers. And, guess what – the answer to this is up to you. It’s your choice. Stop the strife and simply forgive – right then and there, and you’ll get relief.
If you still need more revelation concerning why your prayers aren’t being answered, ask the Lord. He will give you wisdom.
James 1:5 (KJV) 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James 3:16 (KJV) 16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
Matthew 6:14-15 (KJV) 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:25-26 (KJV) 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.