How to Break Out of a Negative SPIN Cycle

Does this sound familiar?

Every time it looks like you are moving forward a little in life, something happens to set you back again. Or you feel like you continuously trip up because of the same negative cycles or patterns of behavior.

Or maybe you’re having trouble hearing God. The spiritual atmosphere seems foggy and unclear, and you don’t know if what you’re hearing is from God, yourself or the enemy.

It might be a SPIN Cycle

I have identified a SPIN Cycle that people get into that can block your ability to hear God and discern what He is saying. SPIN is an acronym for:

  • Stuck in the past
  • Procrastinating
  • Internal negative thinking
  • No clear vision

Let’s take a look at each section of the SPIN cycle and what you can do to overcome it!

1. Stuck in the past

God wants to reveal the purposes and plans He has had for you since before you were born.

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 NIV

But many of us have gotten caught up in the mistakes of our past, and it is keeping us from being able to hear and discern God’s voice.

When you ask the Lord to forgive you for the past, He blots those records out. This means your past mistakes do not determine the outcome of your future. When you ask God for forgiveness, your sins are gone—done, over, wiped out!

It’s time to let go of the baggage of the past so you can fully embrace what’s coming! Ask God’s forgiveness and release the pain of the past so you can resist the temptation to pull back from advancing into your future.

2. Procrastinating

Are there things you know you need to do, but you have been putting them off? Procrastination keeps us in a negative spin instead of breaking through to something new in our lives.

I ask myself, “What is the one thing I could do today that would make the biggest impact?”

Then do one small step towards it. You do not have to do the entire task all at once. When you develop a lifestyle of doing small, positive things regularly, they actually add up and allow you to get further ahead in a short time.

3. Internal negative thinking

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 NIV

We understand that we should keep our thoughts on what is good, but sometimes our mindset needs a little help getting there.

There are a lot of reasons for us to be hopeful right now! Do not look at your circumstances or listen to the negative clamor on the news and the internet. God’s ways are always higher!

4. No clear vision

If you don’t know where you’re headed, how can you take steps forward? Getting a clear vision is essential to getting out of a negative SPIN cycle. And that starts with being able to understand what God is trying to tell you about your future.

That’s why I’m hosting my brand-new workshop: Discern God’s Voice: How to Know You’re Hearing Accurately! You’ll walk away from this training with the ability to hear God’s voice and discern what you’re hearing so you can have a clear vision for your future!

Expect to see your breakthrough start to break forth.

Blessings,

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Betty
    • August 21, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you

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    OK,
    I will sign up today, thank you for your patience!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 27, 2020
      Reply

      Blessings!

    • Joy
    • August 20, 2020
    Reply

    this is exactly what happens

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 27, 2020
      Reply

      Blessings Joy!

    • SABRINA Lewis
    • August 20, 2020
    Reply

    I was so blessed by this blog! It spoke right to the very place I am. The Lord always speak to me about various books that I am to read for the new year. He introduced me to Doug Addison by giving me a vidion of the water parting – He Spoke: ” The Red Sea a
    Is Parting”- toward the end of 2015 and then Ivwas in Family Christian Bookstore in Atlanta on a sabbatical and there it was 2016 Prophetic Forecast by Doug Addison with the waters parting with a one way road forward- “GOD TALKS” God spoke soo much to me through that book – I literally devoured it! Every since then I have partnered and continue to be Blessed!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 27, 2020
      Reply

      Awesome Sabrina! Thanks so much for being a Partner with us! We are so grateful for you!! <3

    • Ezeja Chioma Esther
    • August 20, 2020
    Reply

    This is so timely. God bless you so much papa Doug.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 25, 2020
      Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it :).

    • Anne-Grete Røksund
    • August 20, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you, Dough!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 25, 2020
      Reply

      Blessings Anne!

    • Kay Benton
    • August 20, 2020
    Reply

    Please pray for my future husband, Michael Peter, who is being detained in London,England for not having a visa. He was an Engineer on a ship working with the US Marine/UNations. He resigned from his job and was flying to Georgia so we could get married. He was unaware that he would need a visa in London(their law)just stopping to change flights. He had to get a lawyer, whose fee is $40,000. I don’t have this kind of funds. Please pray for his release and anything else God leads you to pray about for Michael. Thank you so much & God’s blessings for you,Linda & your Ministry.🙏🏻

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • August 27, 2020
      Reply

      Praying for you and Michael now. Blessing you both!

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