Breaking through Barriers. May 14
I was recently working at ESPN and it was a chaotic scene! Cheerleading competitions had taken over the Arenas! Thousands poured in to view the athletic girls shouting, flipping and performing stunts on hard mats.
The ESPN facility had prepared for the mass amount of people by setting up barriers and plastic walls to direct "foot traffic" at the facility and to make sure nobody goes into the VIP sections so that coaches and players have their own personal spaces to warm up, etc.
Since I worked at the facility that day, the blockages didn't pertain to me. I would remove a wall and nobody said a word. They just looked at my Red ESPN worker uniform and nametag and knew I had access to any part of the facility because of what I wore and my work credentials.
The "rules" and "signs" didn't apply to me.
I wasn't part of the competition though I worked at the competition.
I thought about what we wear as Christians.
I want to talk about the barriers that hold us back.
I want to remind you that what happens to others doesn't necessarily has to happen to you.
Let me explain.
Some people have to accept closed doors. But not Christians:
Isaiah 22:22 says "When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them."
While others have to stand down due to obstacles in their path, Christians get to move their mountains: “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." - Mark 11:23
Because we are covered with the blood of Jesus, we have:
- a new life
- a new mind
And when others are trapped in their depressed life, we have the life that leads to life! "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.: - Psalm 16:11
So don't let anything get in your way! . You are God's son and daughter after all. You have access to the ways of Heaven...the keys to the Kingdom...and the assistance of angelic armies. No wall will keep you. No jail will imprison you. No weapon will destroy you. You just keep walking in freedom without restraint or hindrance.
If you need prayer for anything, let me know! I would love to pray for you!