Have you ever been trying to do something or go somewhere, but it seemed you were blocked at every turn? Maybe you hit every red light or traffic seemed to be stopped no matter which way you tried to go. Im the type that it makes me try harder to get where I’m going. I start thinking if I should run a red light in order to break the cycle of reds. Or I look for crazier ways to get where I’m going rather than the traditional ones. I become a man on a mission. What if it wasn’t the universe conspiring against you? What if it was God trying to prevent you for your own good?
In Numbers 22:21-39, Balaam decided to go with the king’s men when they wouldn’t take no for an answer. The Bible says that God put an angel in the road to oppose him. The donkey saw the angel and turned off into a field. Balaam beat his donkey and forced it back on the road. Then the angel stood in a narrow pathway. The donkey pressed up against the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot. He then began to beat the donkey with his staff. That’s when the donkey spoke up and asked what he had done to get beaten so badly. Balsam told the donkey he wanted to kill him. That’s when God opened his eyes to see the angel.
In A te 16:6-10 Paul was prevented several times from going where he thought God was leading him. Instead of trying to keep going, he tried somewhere else. Finally he had a vision of a man from Macedonia asking for him to go there. Verse 10 says, “So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there” (NLT). Roadblocks may actually be God trying to reroute you. Instead of getting angry or more stubborn, try asking God if there’s somewhere else you’re supposed to go. He’s got a plan for you and will do what it takes to get you there. Listening to His voice and following His lead is much easier than fighting against Him.