Are you at a point in your life that you feel like throwing in the towel? Do you feel like you are stuck and cannot move forward? Don’t feel alone. Roadblocks happen to every child of God at some point in their journey. The great Apostle Paul encountered delays in his efforts to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles.
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.” – 1 Thessalonians 2:18
Look at the word hindered. This is an old Greek word ( EGKOPTO ) originally used to describe a depreciated road that was impassable. Paul used this word to describe the efforts of satan to stop him from traveling to the churches in Thessalonica. The devil was putting up roadblocks to halt the great Apostle because of the great calling Paul had from God.

What if Paul allowed those roadblocks to stop him? What if Paul would have just his calling to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles? Thank God he didn’t!!! Paul understood that evil forces were hindering him. He knew that satan was trying to put up roadblocks to stop the calling of God.

The lesson for us is this: the next time you want to quit in your walk with God, rest assured that you are by no means the first Christian to have these feelings. In fact, the greater the call upon your life, the greater the opposition will be from satan.

Paul’s faith in the promises of God kept him going. Despite what satan tries to do, God will always have the last word. His will for your life will come to pass if you will not quit. The Power of the Holy Spirit will give you the strength to finish your course in life if you just don’t stop.

Your journey may seem like an impassable road with roadblocks are every turn. Just remember the old adage “IF YOU WON’T QUIT, GOD WON’T QUIT!”