Life can consist of many roadblocks. Things that can hold us back from becoming what God has called us to do, or things we have in our life that stop us from becoming what God has called us to do. Is there a difference, sure there is.
Things that can hold us back: I see these things as what is allowed to entering our life, whether it is through our eyes, ears, or mouth. Kind of looks like some of the five senses doesn’t it. So let’s look at what the scripture says about things entering our hearts.
Luke 6:45 (AMP) The upright (honorable, intrinsically good) man out of the good treasure [stored] in his heart produces what is upright (honorable and intrinsically good), and the evil man out of the evil storehouse brings forth that which is depraved (wicked and intrinsically evil); for out of the abundance (overflow) of the heart his mouth speaks.
Ephesians 5:4 (AMP) Let there be no filthiness (obscenity, indecency) nor foolish and sinful (silly and corrupt) talk, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting or becoming; but instead voice your thankfulness [to God].
A roadblock like this sometimes isn’t easy to change. Maybe you have a set of friends that listen to one type of music and you are really trying to change the way you think. (Because what enters your ears goes to your heart, and out the heart the mouth speaks) So what do you do about it? Sometimes we have to stand up for what we believe in and explain what you are trying to do. If you lose a friend because you are trying to make good changes in your life, then that person truly didn’t care enough about you and doesn’t see life as you do. Sometimes God removes people like this out of your life so that your roadblock can be removed. I’m not saying to go out and remove all your friends who look at things different then you, I’m saying if they can’t respect the changes that you are trying to make, then begin removing them, maybe it’s time for some new friends.
The bible talks about us renewing our minds with the word of God. I wonder why he wants us to do that. Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
I am not a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist. My training has been in me becoming a life coach and counselor. The primary difference in my training and approach from these other professions is that my focus is on the present and the future rather than the past. My intention is to help you create the life you want by understanding your life now as opposed to diving into your past. This is not to say that I don’t talk at all about the past, rather that it isn’t the primary focus.