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Overcoming Hindrances To Commitment

(Overcoming) Hindrances to Commitment

Hindrance – obstruction, obstacle, difficulty, interference, interruption, burden, deterrent, limitation, prevention, stoppage

Commitment – promise, pledge, vow, obligation, dedication, loyalty, devotion, steadfastness, allegiance, faithfulness

What is your commitment?         “Serve Jesus until the end”

Hindrances to commitment:

Lessons from Peter’s life as he walk on the water towards Jesus:
1.       Fears
2.       Worries
3.       No Focus
Love of the world: “the seed and the sower”

Lust of the flesh – seeds that fell along the road
Lust of the eyes – seeds that fell on the rocks
Pride of life – seeds among the thorns

During the temptation of Jesus (***)
a.       Turn these stones to bread
b.      Jump from a high place
c.       Worship Satan
Peter denied Jesus three times:
a.       Fear
b.      Distance from Jesus
Renewal of Commitment:           Jesus asked Peter three times “Do you love me?”

How Do We Overcome Hindrances to our Commitment?
1.       Bible-reading and Prayer (read your Bible, pray every day, and you’ll grow) ***
2.       James 4:7,8 “Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near unto God and He will draw near unto you.”
3.       Hebrews 10:25 (fellowship [camaraderie, solidarity, team spirit, shared aims]with other believers) “…and encourage one another as you see the day approaching”
4.       FAITH – For All sake, I Trust Him
Lead me along the path, lead me along the widen way
I trust enough to never need the “WHY” if you take me to the “WHERE”
Lead me along the path, lead me along the widen way
I don’t know what’s around the corner, Lord, but I know that You’ll be there

If you have no clear vision of the dark future
and you don’t know for sure the moment you take a step you’ll have something to step on,
You don’t have to worry, God will teach you how to fly!

Don’t Give Up
God can read each falling tear
He sees the heart that needing cheer
He knows the path that’s hard and dread
Don’t give up, ‘cause He is near.

Revelation 2:10 “…but be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

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