23 Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.
Two reasons are given here for being stuck in a habit or pattern that is not healthy for us. The first is that there is something about our predicament that the we love or delight in. Maybe we haven’t got to the point that we’re sick of our sin yet. Maybe we are letting our sinful nature control us and call the shots. Are you stuck in a habit or pattern because you are delighting in the sin? Remember that if we delight ourselves in the Lord, He will give us the desires of our heart.
The second reason mentioned here for staying stuck is because we have animosity towards the process of change or a dislike of the good alternative. When we are stuck, it takes effort to change direction. Some of us are so adverse to change or to expending effort to change that we would rather stay stuck. Or perhaps you have a false impression of the good alternative. The world has twisted what is good and made it bad and puts forth what is bad as if it is good. Maybe you have bought into this lie and would rather suffer in the mire you are in than turn around and start doing what is right. Have you resisted doing what is right because it doesn’t appeal to you? Remember that God always has your best interests in mind.
If we repent and turn to the voice of wisdom we are promised that God will fill our thoughts with His thoughts and make known to us His teachings. We are to listen and hear and then apply to our life the wisdom that God speaks to us. Where are you stuck? What is He saying to you today?