When Opposition Turns Into A Barrier

What do you do when your opposition turns into a barrier? You thought you were making good progress and (what seems like) out of nowhere, you are at a halt. You come to find out that your barrier came from a place you least expected and surprisingly close. What do you do with that? Do you give up? Do you throw in the towel?

Prayer Condition:
“But when Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem the Arab heard of our plan, they scoffed contemptuously. “What are you doing? Are you rebelling against the king?” they asked.

I replied, “The God of heaven will help us succeed. We, his servants, will start rebuilding this wall. But you have no share, legal right, or historic claim in Jerusalem.”” – bible.com/bible/116/NEH.2.19-20.NLT 

So you’re faced with what to do next now that a barrier has presented itself. Instead of quitting you need to ask for help. That’s exactly what Nehemiah did. He looked his barrier right in the eyes and said “The God of Heaven will help us succeed.”  And this is what you must do, so let’s do it.

The Prayer:
[Pray This] Our Father in Heaven, I’ve run into a barrier [state your barrier here] and I don’t know what to do with it. What I do know is what Nehemiah said to his barrier and following his example I plan to do the same. To my barrier, “The God of Heaven is helping me to succeed.” In Jesus’ name.

Your Action:
(What action based on your prayer can you take?)
Here’s an action we can take. Every time the opposition raises its ugly head, declare that “The God of heaven will help you succeed.” Then determine just one more step you can take today and take it immediately.

For more on this topic, see “Heaven Will Handle It.”

Prayer Disclaimer Notice: prayer is not a miracle, it’s our conversation with God which gives us insight on how to respond to our situations and the world around us. For more detail, please review our prayer disclaimer notice in its entirety, available at nolongercommon.com/nlc-prayer-disclaimer.
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