3 Ways to Turn Roadblocks into Clear Paths

Have you ever started a day when everything seemed to just be going wrong?  Nothing you did seemed to turn out right, any direction you turned you felt like you were running right into a roadblock?  I for sure have been there—I think we all have……

After trying all the wrong ways, THEN God is finally the one you turn to ask for HELP! 

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had nice big, clear signs that told us YOU’RE GOING THE RIGHT WAY…… YOU MADE THE RIGHT TURN!  Did you know that God uses our roadblocks to let us know when we are not going the right way?  
Have you ever asked yourself the question, Maybe God is using these Roadblocks of frustration, discontent and struggles, to GET MY ATTENTION? These Roadblocks are WARNING SIGNS that God uses to REDIRECT OUR STEPS.

The next time you’re experiencing a ROADBLOCK………..
1. Stop–  Before continuing down a path filled with Roadblocks, reevaluate the situation.
2.  Be Still–  When we consult with the one who has it already figured out, we can prevent further roadblocks.
3.  Ask God–  What do I need to learn from this?  Am I going the wrong direction?
When we allow God to be the one to guide our steps he is able to steer us into the right direction, making our roadblocks into clear paths.  When we allow HIM to be the NAVIGATOR  he can lead us to places so much better than we could ever do on our own.

How do we know if we are going in the RIGHT DIRECTION?  When we ask God for help in our struggles and frustrations, we are inviting him in, allowing him to be a part of our struggles.  If we never had frustrations or struggles we would never turn to God to depend on Him.  God desires us, a deep relationship with us.  When we let God be apart of what we are having trouble with we become CLOSER to HIM.

He Knows our Troubles, already, he wants us to let HIM have our troubles so HE can turn them into something so much BETTER.  God cannot be our PROVIDER OF PEACE if we are trying to do this on our own.  When we STOP, are STILL with God, to ASK HIM, God Am I going the right way?  He will be the one to give a big clear sign of PEACE and CONTENT to confirm YES! you are going the right way!

When starting your day, consider consulting with God first, before entering the driveway of discontent or frustration freeway, which can take you somewhere you don’t want to be!   Let  FRUSTRATIONS, STRUGGLES and DISCONTENT be Warning Signs to prevent going further down a road full of Road Blocks.  When we Stop, Be Still and Ask God, He is able to turn any Road Block into CLEAR PATHS when we GIVE our Struggles to HIM!

Friends, Our struggles are Real!  They do not define us.  Hold onto God’s Truth, that HE IS who HE says HE IS.  He Is a God of PEACE.  He IS a God of COMFORT.  He IS a God who Makes all things Possible.  When things get crazy in this world, Make sure you are connecting with him in PRAYER and in HIS Word Daily.  Taking the time to spend time with God, to be PRESENT in HIS PRESENCE is so important. Next time you are struggling my friend, Hold on to His promises!  

How can I pray for you?  We all have struggles and should never have to go through this alone.  Never underestimate the power of prayer.  Please leave your prayer request below.  I will be praying for you.  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”  Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

3 replies
  1. Elsa
    Elsa says:

    Please pray for me I’m battling depression and a lot anxiety and I’m not in a good state of life. I’m tired of my life and I want to be happy

    • Heather Gillis
      Heather Gillis says:

      Elsa you are seen, heard, known, and loved. No one should have to go through the hardships of life alone. You are worthy and priceless by a God who loves you beyond measure. I will pray for you.


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