Summary: What road blocks hinder my progress? If we can’t identify the road block or problem, we can never correct it. Search us O, Lord!
OVER COMING ROADBLOCKS
Learn to identify what THE PERSONAL OBSTACLE is!!! And overcome it.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.
WHAT IS A ROADBLOCK?
A road block is an obstruction in a path or course which prevents pasage.
Something that stands in the way of achievement.
A block can be something solid that is used to hinder, impede, obstrucle
a common action, goal, plan, or purpose.
Once years ago, I was traveling playing southern gospel music.
We were lost. I had the driver stop the bus, and I got off and approached this man for dictions. When he heard me, he turned and I could tell he had been drinking. I asked him, how do you get to the xxxxxxxxxxxxx Church.
He thought for a while, he scratched his head, and thought a little more.
There was a lot of road construction going on in the area.
Finally the drunk man said, Hey, buddy, I don’t think you can get to there from here!!!
Well, as I got on the bus, the rest of the group was laughing, I told them the bad news. I don’t think we can get to there from here.
We drove on a little ways, stopped again. I enquired directions and a man said, FOLLOW ME, I WILL LEAD YOU TO THE CHURCH.
In 3 minutes we were backing up and unloading our equipment.
What a difference, who you ask can make?
The drunk man knew where the road blocks were,
he didn’t know how to get around them.
Well, in God’s plan there is a way around every road block!
Every hinderance, every interference, every obstacle has a way of escape.
Progress is possible.
Your dream does not have to killed because there is a road block.
Look at the map, enquire of someone familiar to the area.
But don’t quit.
It is always to soon to quit!
Galatians 5:7 YE DID RUN WELL; WHO DID HINDER YOU, that ye should not obey the truth.
WHAT ARE THE ROAD BLOCKS WE FACE?
IDENTIFY THEM AND DEAL WITH THEM.
GREAT IS HE THAT IS WITHIN US!
Let us ponder what ROADBLOCKS hinder our progress?
What roadblocks hinder my progress?
If we can’t identify the roadblock? The problem?
We can never correct it, until we identify it.
Our enemy wants all of God’s children to be sitting idlely at roadblocks,
to be retarded and hindered.
We must open our eyes and see, there is a plan to get us around this.
Then the Holy Spirit will teach us to be more than overcomers.
BASICALLY 3 WAYS TO GO.
ROADBLOCK --- AN OBSTRUCTION TO OUR PATH OF PROGRESS.
Progress --- advance, to develop higher, better
Stumbling block: an obstacle to progress
an impediment (impedes, obstruction to belief or understanding
Obstruction clog or block ---- hinder
Galatians 5:7 YE DID RUN WELL;
WHO DID HINDER YOU, that ye should not obey the truth.
NOT SEEING YOUR MISSION, YOUR CALL TO DO THE WORK FOR MASTER ----SEE YOUR MISSION AND GROW IT.
Gen.24 Bridal search, Abraham sends servant.... ISSAC NEEDS A WIFE....
Gen.24:56 And he said unto them, HINDER ME NOT, seeing the Lord hath prospered my ways That I may go to my Master.
ROAD BLOCK #2: HINDERING THE BASICS.
There are rules to follow, not bypass.
Acts 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the Eunuch said,
SEE HERE IS WATER;
WHAT DOETH HINDER ME TO BE BAPTIZED?
37. AND PHILIP SAID, IF THOU BELIEVEST WITH ALL THINE HEART, THOU MAYEST.
ROAD BLOCK #3: Two types of ways of dealing with ROAD BLOCKAGES;
1) Saul, son of Kish .... lie, deny, and blame.
2) David, son of Jesse .... Confess and repent....Psa. 51.
ROADBLOCKAGE #4: POOR SENSE OF PRIORITIES
Three classes of hindrances: Luke 14: 18 --20 They all with one consent began to make excuse.
1) I have bought a piece of ground,
I must needs go see it... MATERIALISM
a) It is already a done deal.
b) He does not need to go work it, just see it.
2) I have bought 5 yoke of oxen.... BUSINESS/PLEASURE
(oxen used for work and pull family for outings)
a) Go prove them? already bought?
b) Won’t it wait?
3)I have married a wife.... RELATIONSHIPS
a) Rearrange schedule, move up or back one week?
b) Look on licenses no expiration date once married.
ROAD BLOCKAGE #5: TRYING TO BE LIKE OTHERS
David and Saul’s armor....
1 Sam. 17:39 David girded Saul’s sword on Saul’s armor, and he started to go.....
I CANNOT GO WITH THESE, I HAVE NOT PROVED THEM....
ROAD BLOCKAGE #6: LIVING BY 5 SENSES....
Gen. 19:26 Lot’s wife looked back ....WHY? Allurements of heart/flesh.