What’s holding you back?

He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. Ecclesiastes 11:4

You’ve been holding back, haven’t you?

You want to move forward, don’t you?

You just can’t seem to move forward.

Someone told you you couldn’t…

They said you didn’t have what it takes…

Someone you loved hurt you…

They lied to or about you, cheated on you, misled you,

You failed miserably…

It was a public failure…everyone knows about it.

You disappointed the people you love the most…

Whatever the reason…

You feel like a miserable wretch.

(Is that a fair assessment?)

Maybe this is your theme verse:

Bend an ear, God; answer me. I’m one miserable wretch!

Psalm 86:1…I’ve had days I’ve thought it was written for me.

It’s kept you from taking a risk…

It’s kept you from living your life…

At some point…

You’ll have to try again…

You’ll have to get back up…

You’ll have to move forward…

The beauty of grace is that it gives you a fresh start.

You can begin again. You can start anew.

Pray this prayer. God, I’ve messed up. I’m messed up. Others messed me up! God, I can’t hide from you. I believe Jesus paid all the price for my sins…and the sins of others. I know real life is found only in you, and in you there is hope. All things can be made new. God, by your grace and power, renew me. Cleanse me. Strengthen me. Help me take the first step. Permit me, push me, shove me forward. Whatever your will…Let’s go! In Jesus name! Amen.

Are you praying?

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8 thoughts on “What’s holding you back?

  1. Thanks so much, it was or me, i hve been pondring on this for the past months and now i know i need help as am responsible for the held back, am stuck on some sites that are ungodly and am feeling the guilt that ican go forwad with this habit, but is hard for me now, know God ha a planfor m and our minsry but am afraid my privat life isholding it back and i cant talk with my wife who i feel is part of indulging in this habit. thanks for the post

  2. Yes, I'm praying Ron. When I think I can do it (or think I cannot)…keep falling down. If I rely on Him, I go places!

    Great scripture for a start to today, thanks.