What is holding you back?
This is a common and revealing coaching question.
Let’s take a look at the four possible answers – three of them are not so good and the last one is the only one that is right.
Whether your end goal is turning a dream into a reality or simply breaking free from a hindrance, the negative possibilities of things holding you back fall into three categories; the world, our flesh and the devil.
The world can be defined as circumstances or peer pressure.
Our flesh includes things like fear and pride.
And the devil, well, you know… he is the enemy of your soul, the accuser of the brethren, the prince of the power of the air… he does not fight fair, will kick you when you are down, knows best how to foil your plans, understands where you are specifically weak and will totally use your past against you. he will use the world and even our own flesh against us. The thing is his stuff feels so real. He blinds us with facts.
That’s what makes faith so cool!
Faith is only faith if there is a need for belief. If the facts all line up then faith isn’t really needed.
So, what’s the one good reason to hold back?
The only good reason to hold back is if God is asking you to wait!
What is on your heart?
Where is God asking you to move forward?
If He is asking there is no good reason to hold back. God can handle the devil and the world and even help us to overcome our own flesh.
Ask yourself what your focus is – are you focusing on facts or believing God for the next steps He is calling you to!?!