Five Ways to Overcome Dead End Thinking

Devotional

et God Help You Avoid Roadblocks and Dead Ends

My journal contains a brief prayer:

“Lord, help me make choices that allow your Holy Spirit to work through me. Point out the choices I make that grieve and block your Holy Spirit’s work.”

The book of Ephesians teaches that people who believe in Christ Jesus are reconciled to God, but our relationship with God breaks when we sin (when our choices, words, and actions don’t please God). We can conditionally be in a relationship with God, but when we follow a path of disobedience, the relationship breaks, and we must repent.

You can avoid dead-end thinking by asking God to know your mind:

Examine me, O God, and know my mind.
Test me, and know my thoughts.
See whether I am on an evil path.
Then lead me on the everlasting path. (Psalms 139:23-24 (GW)

Pray with me today:

“Lord, help me make choices that allow your Holy Spirit to work through me. Point out the choices I make that grieve and block your Holy Spirit’s work.”