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How to Navigate a Spiritual Plateau

Throughout the Christian life there are mountains and valleys, and then there are times when you’re on a spiritual plateau. If the scenery of your spiritual life has changed lately, use these five guided meditations to learn how to move forward through your spiritual woes and live with purpose.

Breaking a Spiritual Plateau

As you listen to the 2-minute version of this guided meditation, picture your life as a long walk toward a glorious mountain peak. Over the years, the scenery has changed. Sometimes, you’re climbing steadily up a steep hill, and other times you’re at the bottom of the deepest valley. Regardless, each of these terrains are all part of a long spiritual life, and God is the force that moves you always forward. Click play below and listen as God invites you to keep walking—to press on toward the mountaintops, even when it feels like an impossible climb.

Blessings in the Valley

There is so much more to the Christian life than just glory and mountaintops. Sometimes, you will feel deeply connected to God, and other times, you may feel far, far away from him. As you click play on the 2-minute version of this meditation, think about where you are now. Even when you feel far from him, God wants to shower you with blessings—longing to remind you of the truth of who you are and who you will be. Listen as you’re reminded that God calls you his child, even when you feel like you’re at your worst.

Are You Bored?

You’re not angry at God, you’re just not feeling anything right now. Maybe you’re bored or just tired of it all—of church, of the Bible, of prayer—but your interest has clearly waned. Maybe your faith has plateaued, but you can’t let that leave you complacent. The Apostle Paul encourages us, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” As you follow along with the 2-minute version of this guided meditation, remember that you may be feeling bored in your faith, but this is the time to dig in—to persevere in following Jesus and trust in his plan.

Answer the Call

When God calls, it can be difficult to discern his voice—especially in a spiritual lull. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re hearing God’s voice, click play on the 2-minute version of the meditation below. As you listen, take time to be quiet and listen for his voice; it can make all the difference. Let’s pray together—asking God to help us move towards him and answer his call.

Faith in Action

It’s really common for Christians to feel stuck. As you click play on the 2-minute version of this guided meditation, push away all of your distractions, take a deep breath, and really focus on God. Think about exactly what he’s done for you over the years—his grace, his love, his mercy. Reflect on how your faith has grown through serving others, and ask God for more opportunities to serve. Remember, if you’re feeling stuck spiritually, God may just be calling you to put your faith into action.

If you’re on a spiritual plateau, work your way through these guided meditations. We hope you enjoyed the short versions of these meditations for navigating a spiritual plateau. Download Abide now for full access to our entire library of more than 2000 biblical meditations. We also have more than 300 sleep stories written to help you find peace in God, and fall asleep more quickly. Download the app now from the App Store or Google Play, or use this link to receive 25% off a premium subscription.