Today’s word is “Obstacle”.
I see a large obstacle course such as what the military trains in; but I also see obstacles such as mountains, lakes, chasms, cliffs, potholes, rocky terrain, heavily wooded areas and cloudy, misty places. I see men and women, maneuvering through the course, some meandering slowly, some alone, some with others, some crying and ready to give up, others joyfully pressing on. What I notice is that for those who approach each obstacle with joy and confidence, the obstacle practically disappears from in front of them, enabling them to move ahead. Those who approach with an attitude of defeat, I notice the obstacle becomes larger and more difficult to overcome.
I heard the Lord say “The path before you is filled with many obstacles, but I AM able to help you overcome them and it will seem as if they have been removed from in front of you. You must focus on Me, for I am your exceedingly great reward and your prize. Your attitude will always dictate your level of mobility. It is because of My love for you and My desire for your growth that I allow this,. When your attitude becomes one of trust, of love, and of joy, then you will find your crooked path has been made straight.”
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward” (Genesis 15:1 NKJV).
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3: 12-14).