two steel blockades with an orange cone in front of each one.


There are a lot of ways we can feel blocked from making progress in life. We want to move forward with any number of things – projects, career, relationships, finances, health. We want to grow in knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, and in many other areas. All of these are unresolved issues and needs.

These things can get to us, but they don’t have to. In my case, I did let them get to me. I was not able to finish projects that I had started. I would get so far, and then something stopped me from completing the task. There would be so many times when I would get right to the end of the project, and then realize that I left off a part or got the wrong one, or even that I missed a step. Maybe the next day, or next week I would be able to get the job done. So frustrating. It seemed that I had several irons in the fire. It seemed that all those irons were “up in the air” and they just kept landing on my head! I was letting that frustration, those barriers, get the best of me. I needed to learn to perservere and stay with a task.

But worse than the physical or practical barriers that come up are spiritual barriers – being separated from God, and not realizing His grace. This is one barrier that the cross has kicked all the way into eternity, when Jesus died for our sins. This hurdle has been overcome by the blood of Jesus, and the victory is ours to receive and enjoy, to walk in.

Because of the cross, we have access to the Father, and we can tell him where we are blocked and what we need. We can go straight to God because of the blood of Jesus, and that is what Jesus invites us to do.

Jesus said that “in this life you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” Jesus can bring us through to a better place.

When we submit to His power and authority, we can trust the Lord to help us overcome.

If you do not know Jesus, now is the opportunity to ask Him to remove your sin, forgive you, and to block the devil instead of the devil blocking you from knowing Jesus. That is one block that’s got to go.

Let’s start walking in the freedom, power, and grace that Jesus’ offers. Let’s all rest a little deeper and walk a little calmer and stronger with Jesus by our side.

About the author, John Day

John is a very blessed man who lives with his beautiful wife, Karen. He teaches private music lessons and she tutors math. We are both Christians, and want to share our creative gifts to minister to people in the name of Jesus. We have a ministry called Creative Hearts Ministries.

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