Obstacles: Is it him…or ME? Who? We all encounter obstacles in our lives… starting with the baby crib. Mama won’t let ‘me out’ to go about my business. Then there’s all those ‘school rules… college rules… marriage rules…and work rules. There’s always going to be RULES and BOSSES. Someone trying to hinder what ‘I want to do.’
The BOSS… he’s always ‘getting in the way’ … not to mention those inept co-workers. If everyone listened to me… we’d all be RICH.
The fact is; it will never change… until WE-CHANGE. Maybe we’re the ‘real obstacle?’ Might we be the one with the ATTITUDE? Maybe the reason we have ‘so many obstacles’… is we are the OBSTACLE. We have camouflaged ‘the real me’… with BLAMING everything, on EVERYBODY else. It’s the ‘other-guy’ who has the 2×4 in his eye… not me… or you. We’re the RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS….yeah…right. How did we get in this HOLE, and how do we get OUT?
We can ‘get out’… when we… SURRENDER. We’re not willing to admit we’re WRONG; we’re not willing to that the 2×4 is ‘self-imposed.’ We can’t see our own faults because ‘we’re so busy’ trying to shift the blame to someone else. STOP… THINK…and, LISTEN. The message is all around us. We’ve got to synchronize our heart, brain, and soul… with God. We need to put those ‘special gift’… of HUMILITY to work. Humility has a way of acting as an CLEANSING agent.
For some, it might require ‘hitting rock-bottom.’ before we can began to ‘get up.’ We’ll discover ‘how to get up’… when we have completely surrendered to God. When we rely on the Power of God, instead of our own POWER to solve our problems. A surrendered heart will show up best in relationships; when we STOP-self-serving, and START-serving-others. Surrendering ‘our money’ is the most difficult… CONQUER that, and you will be well on your way to REMOVING those bitter OBSTACLES.
Jesus surrendered to His Father as He prayed, “God, if it is in your best interest to remove this suffering, please do so. But if it fulfills your purpose, that’s what I want, too.” Complete surrender is being able to say… “Father, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill your purpose and glory in my life or in another’s life, please don’t take it away!”
If we took the ‘same energy’ that we use in fighting our daily obstacles; and COMMIT that energy to SERVING others, than soon…. Those OBSTACLES will become OPPORTUNITES.