We have these various obstacles that we have to CONFRONT, and when we realize we’re not prepared… we become emotionally paralyzed. And, we RETREAT to the CLOSET. We tend to find our visits to the closet more frequent as we navigate our career path. It soon becomes obvious that we NEED to break-away….escape from the CLOSET. So, it’s not that we don’t know what we need to do, rather, it’s that we don’t know how…. to breakout of the closet.
I have several suggestions on how that might be possible. Determine and DEFINE, exactly what the “obstacles” are that put us in the closet to start with. List them out, and tackle each one, starting with the hardest, or most debilitating ones. One of these will be…PREPARATION. Focus on being PREPEARED. Once that obstacle is removed; our CONFIDENCE will began to return, and we began to feel a sense of ACCOMPLISHMENT again. Then move on to the next item on the list….and repeat, etc.
Too often, though, we are going to OVERLOOK the most important debilitating obstacle….GOD. And, one of the reasons that God is being overlooked, is because we have a “weak-relationship” with Him. That said, then, we have to FOCUS on HOW to improve our relationship with God. The best way; in fact, the only way, is through PRAYER. When we establish a wholesome and sincere PRAYERFUL relationship with Him….then all the other, seemingly, debilitating obstacles will disappear.
We are told in Romans 8:26 – But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it. In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning’s too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
I can tell you from many years of experience… that FOLLOWING the will of God… will open all your doors, remove all your OBSTACLES, and make your PATH far more negotiable.