The Hindrances: What’s Stopping Your Progress
After reading through the last few days of this plan, you should be gaining great confidence about knowing and doing the will of God in your life. After all, the One who spoke the world into existence is the same One speaking to you. And if He can set the sun, moon, stars, and galaxies in their places, He can certainly communicate His desires to you.
So why is it we sometimes fail to hear Him? After all, the Bible promises God will never stop speaking, instructing, and directing us. But the truth is, there are times when the problem of hearing the Father lies with us. If we’re experiencing a lack of communication with the Lord, it’s not because God’s unable or unwilling to connect with us. He can and will break through if we desire to hear Him. What He won’t do is force Himself on us—and He won’t override our refusal to hear Him.
Today, we’ll consider several factors that can block our ability to hear God. If not dealt with promptly, each can become noise in our lives that stops us from discerning what the Lord is saying to us.
The greatest treasure apart from knowing Christ as your personal Savior and having His Spirit indwell you is to understand God’s purpose and plan for your life. Don’t allow any of the hindrances above to cause you to miss out on this awesome gift. Instead, pray often, asking God to evaluate you ... and don’t ignore anything He reveals to you. Bring yourself into alignment with Him and watch all the ways His wonderful will unfolds in your life.