What is keeping you from coming to Jesus?
What barricades are in your way?
Barricades are put in place to block, stop or prevent you from doing something.
There are a variety of wounds in our lives that will put a barricade up between us and getting to Jesus.
-Self-Inflicted Wounds Barricade. These could be because of selfishness or stupidity. This barricade is there because of someone we have said or done.
-Sin-Inflicted Barricade. Sin can get a strangle hold on you and hold you back. It will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to be there, and cost you more than you ever wanted to pay.
-Someone Barricade- These could be wounds from something that someone says, relationships on your job, or religion. Someone else’s darkness can creep into your life. There are people that will tear you down and tick you off. They are your enemies. Not everyone wants to see you succeed. They will rejoice when your life falls apart.
What is the enemy utilizing to keep you away from God? There will always be someone or something trying to stop you.
The Bible says in Romans 8:35-36, Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution separate us from his love? If we have no food or clothes or face danger or even death, will that separate us from his love? But in all these troubles we have complete victory through God, who has shown his love for us.
These verses give us comfort knowing God is not separated from us. He is always with us, we have complete victory through Him and His love for us.