Obstacles Are Opportunities

Paul knew all about this principle. He is arrested for preaching the Gospel. Paul faced lots of obstacles. But He chose to see the opportunity in every challenge. “I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should” (Ephesians 6:20).

Paul refused to let his circumstances rob his joy, mission and passion. In prison. No problem. I will just preach to the inmates and guards. And I will write 4 books of the Bible.

Every obstacle you face in an opportunity for you to grow.  Don’t get stuck in what you are going through.  Here’s what I have learned: “If God brought you to it, then God will bring you through it.”  Keep growing.  Keep learning.

The great NBA basketball player Michael Jordan said, “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Look at your obstacles as opportunities.

It’s all about perspective.  God will finish what He started.  Don’t get distracted.