Land mines. They are purposely placed destroyers carefully positioned in unsuspecting areas where the enemy knows he will do the most damage.
Sounds much like the fiery darts the enemy of our souls hurls our way. Seeds of doubt, fear and failure meant to stop us in our tracks. He knows that as long as we are wounded in the fight we won’t be able to take the front lines of our future.
Today, in your Bible study, you were given a chart of obstacles (land mines, if you will) that are obstacles in our journey to becoming who we were created to be. Land mines meant to destroy us. Some were cleverly concealed there by the enemy, others have been tucked deeply in our hearts from painful past experiences or self-concieved limitations or fears.
All impede our progress on the path to our God-given destinies.
Take time to go through the list and examine your life under the lens of who you really are…who you believe God is calling you to be and what it is that is hindering your efforts. It may be something as simple as the daily distractions of life.
How can you stay focused on your future when today calls for your attention?
Whether it is the distractions of your dailies or fears and failures that are stopping you in your tracks…go ahead and list whatever it is that is keeping you from moving forward.
Remember, we are in a war. A war with the world, the enemy and our flesh. Yet we are also more than conquerors through Christ. The disparity is not in who we are but in whether we walk in the victory Jesus died to give us.
So, make a list of the bombs going off in your life…the obstacles thrown in your path…the distractions you deal with…the thoughts that hinder you from taking the next step.
Then on Monday, we are going to begin devising a plan for making progress. I want to prepare you, sweet friends, it may get a little messy before we’re through, but you will definitely begin making some headway to becoming who you were created to be.
I’d love to hear from you. What have you learned about yourself so far in this journey?