Most of us have faced an obstacle at some point in our journey of faith. In some cases, God may have removed the obstacle from your path or He may have given you grace to deal with it, but there’s one obstacle you can’t ignore or successfully work around for any length of time. The biggest obstacle stopping you from moving forward could be you.
Something as small as a long-held thought or belief about something can not only hinder your progress, but set you in a position of opposition against God Himself. When God has directed you to take a step of faith, held back your enemies for a moment in time and opened the door for you to simply walk through, you can still sabotage His plan by stubbornly refusing to change your mindset.
Receiving all that God has for you in the future requires you to let go of yesterday’s way of thinking. The promised land is a place where you must trust Him and simply obey His leading and direction, even when it goes against all that you’ve thought or said or done in the past. God never goes against His Word, but He challenges our mindsets and beliefs when they hinder our progress.
Don’t be afraid to invite God to show you where you need to change. Let Jesus come in and turn over a few tables in your temple. As you seek Him for direction, place your trust in Him and follow step by step, even when you don’t necessarily agree with Him, you’ll find the obstacle you were facing was all in your mind.
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24