Obstacles . . . we grow so accustomed to them that we are completely blind to their existence . . . and all too often, we created them ourselves! Life brings us lots of “I wonder why” moments but it also brings us “no, really! I am fine!” discussions when folks around us try to help us breakthrough our prison walls and be all we can be. Take me, for example. For years I was encouraged to attend a Christian retreat called Cursillo. I always politely said “no.” Mythoughts were “I know who Jesus is” and “I go to church.”
After years of urging, I noticed folks who went on the retreat came back so happy . . . so changed. Of course I knew I did not need to change, but decided it might be fun and my friends would finally lay off. So I went to Cursillo. BREAKTHROUGH! MY life was forever, eternally, changed! There was so much more for me in life with and IN Christ than I realized. He is my lover and best friend and so much more! I can do NOTHING without Him and do not want to.
Life has many obstacles . . . preventing us from:
- Returning to school
- Buying a home
- Paying a bill
- Cleaning out the garage
- Growing in relationships
- Writing a book
Are you being held back in some way? Facing an obstacle? In need of a breakthrough? Pray about it! Reflect and listen to your heart! Seek counsel. KNOCK DOWN THAT WALL!