This is a favorite picture of mine that shows what we think living a life for God is like compared to the actual reality of what living a life for God is like.
In one side of the frame, it shows a biker making their way straight to the finish line, with nothing but a clear path in the way.
The other side of the frame, however, shows a person making their way through trenches, climbing up mountains, dodging disasters, and slowly crawling their way to the halfway mark.
It is safe to say that no one can relate to the first side of the frame.
I certainly cannot.
Life is full of obstacles.
Obstacles are a part of our every day reality.
But obstacles are nothing to be threatened by.
Jesus promised us that there would be obstacles!
But Jesus also promised us that He has already overcome the obstacles for us!
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation.
But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33
Don’t let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal!
Jesus has given us everything we need to overcome each obstacle!
You may not be able to see the finish line yet, but don’t stop!
Obstacles are made for overcoming!
God always provides a way!