Avoid the Roadblocks

God has been so real but the attack seems so consistent and persistent. I know God has a wonderful plan but at times I get weary. I know I am not to be weary in well doing as it says in Ga 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. I do not plan to faint and this is why I must walk each night because I become weary each day. As I walked last night I kept saying to God, I love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength but Lord I am weary and I feel I need to make a step of growth if I am going to win in this battle. That was when the Lord spoke to my heart and said, if you want to grow, then love thy neighbor. Mr 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.Mr 12:31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. My first response was “who is my neighbor?. Yes, just like the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10. As I thought through the story, the Lord spoke to my heart that my neighbor was anyone who was in need and it was in my ability to meet that need. A neighbor is in close enough proximity that I can help him. He is a person of unknown, back ground, race, ethnicity or wealth. He is a person of unknown beliefs or political preferences. All we know is that he is a person in need that I can help. Then the Lord finalized the thought as I realized that every human being has a need and that is to be loved. Love thy neighbor. I had to realize that as I was striving to get closer to God, the reality that I was at a roadblock until I began to truly love my neighbor. If we are to love, we must be willing to forgive. We cannot truly forgive until we have the love of Christ in us. We cannot truly love others until we are willing to forgive others through the love of Christ. The song is so true. “He’s still working on me, to make me all I ought to be.” I hope my journey helps others to avoid roadblocks in their lives.

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