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Archive for November 25, 2011

Organizing the Inside – Day 83 Who Hindered You?

You were running the race so well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? ~ Galatians 5:7

Why allow someone else to keep you from pursuing your God-given purpose?
You know who you are.  You even know that God has a call on your life.  He has called you to do something that only you can do.  It’s the talents, abilities, gifts and skills that He placed in you that are needed to get the job done, the way He wants it done.  So they don’t agree that this is how you should live.  They don’t believe in your dreams and no one else can see this “vision” like you can.  Does that mean that you give up? Do you give in to the pressure because it doesn’t make sense to anyone other than you?

No one has the power to hold you back.
The enemy wants to sift you like wheat.  He will use others to get you off course.  He will certainly try to discourage you and cause you to blame anyone nearby. You only have you to blame. If someone is holding you back, it’s only because you allow them to.  When you raise the bar in your own life inevitably there will be people who will not want you to succeed.  Your willingness to do what God has told you to do will challenge the “do nothing crowd” to look at their own lives.

The past is dead and you need to bury it before it starts to stink up your life.
The greatest truth that you can follow is the truth of Christ.  Being a Christian is about sacrifice, but it is obedience that brings the reward. Christ died that we might live.  His life was the sacrifice that covers it all, pays your debt and mine and there is no need for you to try to pay it again.  Following Christ is often considered as a choice to give up things.  I like to consider following Christ as the only way to find your life… your true life, and that is to lose it.  Are you following Christ?  Are you doing what God called you to do or are you making up excuses because of something that happened a long time ago?

Holding on to the past can keep you from achieving your dreams.
If you’ve given over your power to succeed because things got hard, or no one else supported you, or for some other reason, I understand.  Until you reach a certain point in your journey, giving up will come up for discussion at least once a day, that’s life. Everyone gets discouraged, but that’s just a feeling and you can’t live your life based upon emotions. It’s time for you to get up, pick up your mat and walk.  God has made you free; you can serve Him and serve well.  Don’t allow things in your past to stop you anymore.  Look ahead, close your eyes and stretch your imagination to see yourself fulfilling the life God has for you.

It is not too late to start again!  Now open your eyes and move forward.  God has your back.