Carolyn Moore 2/8/15

What’s holding you back?

An obstacle is anything that stands in the way of accomplishing God’s purposes for and through us.

Personal obstacles:  Grieve your limits then live within them.

  • Romans 7:13-20
    • Sin
    • Self (lack of self-esteem; excess of pride; inertia)
    • Situations (history; health)

“Wretched man that I am!  Who will deliver me from this body of death?  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! — Romans 7:24-25

External Obstacles: Mountains worth climbing

  • Luke 8:19-25
    • family pressure
    • cultural pressure
    • storms

“Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.



Spiritual Obstacles: Whose voice gets your attention?

  • Luke 10:18-20 (The Message)
  • Isaiah 54:17
  • Romans 8:38-39


What has to change in my life if I am going to go with God?