Today, I was thinking about something God once revealed to me. It was a time when I was diligently seeking an answer to a particular prayer. As I prayed I felt as if something was blocking me from entering into the place where I would see the answers I was seeking. As odd as it sounds, I felt like it was a particular place in my brain, I could literally lay my hand on the place I felt the blockage was.

Curious as to what God was trying to say, I decided to do a little research and see what physically took place in that particular place on my brain where I could sense the blockage. I must say, it was enlightening indeed. Guess what? It was the part of my brain that allows problem solving and reasoning. Hmmm.

I immediately knew what I was doing and what God was revealing to me! I was trying to figure out how God was going to do it. This caused a great deal of wondering, which can lead to doubt.

Many years ago God spoke something to me that has stuck with me. He said “wondering is wavering, wavering is doubt, doubt is sin.” Therefore, I diligently TRY to stay away from wondering how God is going to do things however, apparently, in this prayer request, I WAS, indeed, trying to figure it out.

You may not have this problem. But for me, sometimes my thought processes or preconceived mindsets are a hindrance to me and a stumbling block to receiving what God has for me. It is an area I work on constantly.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 says, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

The word, imaginations, in this verse is defined as; a reckoning, a reasoning, to weigh the reasons and calculate. Isn’t that what we often do when God speaks to us about a promise or a prophetic word? We hear this awesome word and receive it, then our mind begins to try to figure it out.

When we begin the reasoning process it begins to build a fortified place, or a wall. One that stands between what God has promised and our own reasoning. This can produce a stronghold and that stronghold must be removed. We must tear down that wall.

We must choose to trust God and take Him at His Word.

I am reminded of the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, when the angel of God informed her that she would give birth, even though she had never been with a man. The angel of God said in Luke 1:37; “for with God, NOTHING will be impossible.’ Mary replied, let it be unto me according to your word.”

The Bible goes on to say in Luke 1:45. BLESSED is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.

The word blessed, means empowered to prosper. What was she empowered to prosper in? The word from the Lord. The very thing that had been spoken to her and over her. Because she believed and didn’t try to reason it out and figure out how it could happen, she saw a fulfillment of all God had said and promised. And so will we if we only believe.

Friends, we must remember whom we are serving today. We serve the God with whom NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. When God speaks something to you to do or something that will take place in your life, don’t build walls of doubt and reasoning. Simply take Him at His Word and believe. Say like Mary, “I believe I will see what You have promised God.” Furthermore, if you have walls of resistance in your mind, tear them down through prayer and through spending time meditating on His Word. It’s not our job to figure it out – it is our job to simple believe in a faithful God who cannot lie.


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