Obstacles are Larger than they appear

Have you ever been driving on the freeway and noticed something lying in the road? From a distance, it looks pretty big; however, as you approach the object, you realize it is small enough to maneuver your vehicle and go around.  

Have you ever been in a situation where you had NO idea how you would get out? Then, when the Lord brings you out and you reflect back over the situation, realizing that the issue was not as big as you thought.

The enemy creates an illusion. The Bible says this:

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)

Make sure you pay attention to the word of God. God says the devil…AS a roaring lion, seeks whom he can destroy. 

HE IS NOT a roaring lion! He roars LIKE a lion.

A lion is the king of the jungle. Lions are symbols of strength and courage. They are also common symbols for royalty and fierceness. The enemy is not a lion. Please explain how the enemy can be the Lion when God says that Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah?

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5:5 (KJV)

  • Jesus is fierce – nothing to be played with. 
  • Jesus demonstrates strength and courage.
  •  Jesus IS royalty. He came from off His throne to save us. 

Jesus is the true lion. The enemy is always trying to take something that does not belong to him. That is why he was kicked out of Heaven- trying to make himself a god (Isaiah 14:12-14)


On the other hand, a cat desires attention but only when it wants it. They want, what they want on their terms. We have to stop giving this cat, which is the enemy, lion privileges. The enemy is not a roaring lion but he sends an illusion that he is. He has to ask for permission. He is not in control. 

“And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat.” Luke‬ ‭22:31‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Remember who is in control. We honestly have more control than we think we do. We give the enemy permission to control our lives by giving in to our fleshly desires. 

Let us pray. 

Oh Jesus, we have no idea what challenges life will bring us. What we do know is that you are with us. Our strategy to defeat the enemy is to walk with you, talk with you and have an undeniable relationship with you. Lord we thank you for being our Father and we your children. We also recognize that the enemy comes into our lives, roaring like a lion; but we declare on today that he will flee like the conniving and mischievous cat that he is. 

Thank you Jesus for all that you have done and continue to do. We are humbled that you would allow us to approach your throne of grace with our petitions. I humbly ask that you accept this prayer, in your name Jesus, amen.

It’s time to stop creating obstacles and giving the enemy place to make the obstacles difficult to overcome. 

6 thoughts on “Obstacles are Larger than they appear

  1. Wow the Lord knew just what I needed to read this morning unbelievable devotional!!! The Lord was talking directly to me!!!
    Thank you Jesus for self reflection

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