Stones on the Road: 5 Ways to Turn the Obstacles Before us into Something Constructive

The way we see the glass (half full or half empty) is the way we see ourselves walking the path to the Lord. Our vision of the accomplishments we earn will determine how we approach the trials to come.

“Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you.” Psalm 118:25-26

Challenges A good solution so that we do not feel disappointed every time we find an obstacle on our way to God that we must overcome is to see it as a challenge, a gauge that will tell us how strong our Faith is and how strong our patience. We must put aside the question of whether we can achieve it or not: God knows yes.


“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.” Revelation 3:5

Once they're outgrown, they'll be part of your accomplishments. Just as the Olympic competitor exhibits the medals obtained throughout his career as an athlete, we can also do the same with the achievements we have obtained by successfully walking the path of the Lord; by overcoming the tests that He puts in our way, the same ones that make us a better person day by day. Such tests overcome become new acquired virtues, which contribute to strengthen our faith and have more tools to serve God.


“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9

These are messages from God. Thus, it is very important how we see the trials that are presented to us daily. One small idea is to see such trials as what they really are: indirect messages from God that tell us that we need to strengthen this or that part of our personality, which in the future will be reflected in a new virtue that we will have acquired. It is in such cases that we must ask ourselves what God intends for us to exercise with such a test.


“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9

These are messages from God. Thus, it is very important how we see the trials that are presented to us daily. One small idea is to see such trials as what they really are: indirect messages from God that tell us that we need to strengthen this or that part of our personality, which in the future will be reflected in a new virtue that we will have acquired. It is in such cases that we must ask ourselves what God intends for us to exercise with such a test.


“To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.” Revelations 3:21

Test your Faith. The obstacles that we must overcome in our passage through this world are small tests that we must overcome by relying on our Faith; They are necessary indicators that tell us what state our Faith is in, so we can know if we need to exercise it, strengthen it or simply make use of it when we need it or when some brother or sister also needs it.



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