What’s Holding You Back?

by | Nov 7, 2022

Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

That is a verse we typically learn early on and it gets quoted frequently, so my question is this ~ what’s holding you back from doing what God has put in your heart to do? This is not just about doing “ministry”, what has God put on your heart to do?

I know….. there are so many things that get thrown at you every day!  On top of the fact that you already feel like your plate is full, you either have other people discouraging you from doing it or you don’t feel remotely qualified, you feel you are too old, or too young, or what will people think, or how can you afford it…… the list could be endless.  But the question is still ~ what’s holding you back from doing what God has put in your heart to do?  Do you believe the Bible?  Of course, you do or why on earth would you be reading this!  So, what is satan using to hold you back?  How long are you going to allow him to?

Here’s what you need to do (NOW!) ~ don’t put it off, it will only take a second:  Grab a piece of paper and fold it in half the longways. On one side write down all of the reasons you aren’t doing it or the reasons you feel you can’t.  On the other side either now or as you have time throughout your day write what God has to say about those things starting with Philippians 4:13.  God has equipped you to get going on what He has put in your heart to do and He will continue to give you all that you need to do it!  Don’t think you are going to wait until everything is in front of you and you can see it, you need to step out in faith and trust Him to bring the right people at the right time, to provide financially, to guide you through it all.  We walk by faith, not by sight.  You aren’t going to see it first, you are going to have to believe and trust Him first.  

One thing that is vital to moving forward is obedience.  Has God put something on your heart that needs to change?  It may not be something monumental, it may be that you need to spend more time in prayer or in His Word, or maybe you need to cut out some tv shows…. What is it?  We need to walk with Him in order to fully understand His direction and to have the confidence we need in all that we do.  God is for you and He has a plan for your life, it is up to you whether or not you are going to allow Him to unfold that plan in your life by walking with Him.  If you will just keep your eyes fixed on Him, recognize that He is the only one who can truly define you, and don’t let someone else tell you what you can or cannot do.  Stop any negative talk you are saying to yourself as well!  

You are not just a number to God, you are a Masterpiece and He created you with a purpose, so don’t allow satan to rob you of any part of that.  Seek God’s face and ask Him what His dreams are for your life.  Ask Him to help you see what is standing in your way and what you need to do to change.  He’s got you and He wants to use your story to draw others to Him.  Trust Him and His plan, and don’t allow anything or anyone to stand in your way knowing that truly His best is yet to come!!

Quote:  “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”  ~ Will Rogers