We all want to succeed in business, family and life but sometimes we just don’t know how to get there because of the things that stand in our way. My husband and I are all about helping believers get to the next level in where they have set their goals, spiritual and in the natural. I like to think we equip, empower and release people to fulfill their God-given purpose.
My husband taught one night on obstacles that stand in our way and I would like to share them with you.
1. Unteachable Spirit
Many times if we are not successful in whatever we have set out to do it is because we are unwilling to be taught. I have seen people think they know it all on a particular subject because of their history dealing with the subject although much truth may be known about a fact, there is always more to learn. We should want people in our life to make us better at what we need, desire or make us excellent in what we already know. It boils down to trust, faith and be willing for God to put people in your life to make you a better Christian, a better person and have a better life.
2. Unpaid Vow
As an early believer many people ask God for a prayer to be answered in which in turn they promise to God to do something in return for the answered prayer. When God answers however the vow or promise to God goes unkept. If we make a promise to God then we should keep it.
3. Unforgiving Offences
Forgiveness plays a very important factor in a believer’s life. If there are things in the past that continues to cause a roadblock spiritually be sure to know it will eventually play an important factor not only in your health but also bleed over into your family. We must love and forgive to reach the goal of success in business, in life and as a Christian.
4. Unwise Associations
The old saying goes, “If you run with dogs, you will get fleas”. Negative people and unrighteous living can only trodden down us spiritually and tempt us to sin plus taking ungodly counsel will eventually cause a backsliding state in which the bad fruit will manifest. People with blood in their mouth or those who are ignorant to the word will gravitate to the ungodly to justify their actions.
5. Unbridled Tongue
When we allow the Spirit of God to take over our life it also includes our body and tongue. If we talk wrong there are consequences. Words are sweet and words are poison. Words can build up and words can kill. The spirit and mind are affected by words. What we hear, we think. What we think, we feel. What we feel, we do. What we do becomes a habit, what becomes a habit becomes our life. Our life becomes our destiny and it begins with words. We can choose to justify our words with condemnation and judging or choose to lift up others.
6. Unrecognized Gifts and Abilities
What we do not recognize we will not celebrate and what we don’t celebrate we lose. We all have a distinction in a gifting, a purpose that God wants us to fulfill. We should find out what gifts we have in order to make us a well-rounded Christian to be fulfilled and successful in whatever we chose to do.
7. Uncommitted Heart
A person who has an uncommitted heart is those who are present focused, creating present emotions. It is all about self and not focused on doing what God wants or giving out to others. It is lack of study, prayer and not being Kingdom minded but religious trained in works instead of relationship.
Prayer: Lord I pray that all these obstacles are removed from all of our lives so that we may be productive and successful in all that we do, say and live. In Jesus Name. Amen.