Proverbs 4:12 (NIV) When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
The Lord never builds a bridge of faith except under the feet of the faith-filled traveler. If He builds the bridge on the road ahead, it would not be a bridge of faith. That which is of sight is not of faith in the Lord, because we walk by faith and not by sight (II Corinthians 5:8).
There is a self-opening gate which is sometimes used in country roads. It stands fast and firm across the road as a traveler approaches it. If he/she stops before they get to it, it will not open. But if he/she will drive right at it, the wagon wheels press the springs below the roadway, and the gate swings back to let them through. He/She must push right on at the closed gate, or it will continue to be closed. (I was in North Carolina for a few days so thought I’d share some insight).
This illustrates the way to pass every barrier on the road of life. Whether it is a river, a gate, or a mountain, all the child of Jesus has to do is to go for it. If it is a river, it will dry up when you put your feet in its waters. If it is a gate, it will fly open when you are near enough to it, and are still pushing on. If it is a mountain, it will be lifted up and cast into a sea when you come squarely up, without flinching, to where you thought it was. I really believe this message today family!
Is there a great barrier across your path of life at this moment in your life? Just go for it, in the name of the Lord, and it won’t be there much longer. Press on! If necessary, we will find even the pillar of cloud and fire to mark our journey through the wilderness. There are guides and wayside inns along the road. We will find food, clothes and friends at every stage of the journey, so be not weary in well doing you will reap if you faint not (Galatians 6:9). Blessings and love and Go for it!