“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…” (Hebrews 12:1 NKJV)

In life, it’s inevitable that you meet with hindrances, cogs in the wheels of your progress – inhibitions that makes you stop! And I am saying today: LET GO OF WHATEVER MAKES YOU STOP!

The J. B. Phillips translation of the New Testament puts the above scripture this way: “Surrounded then as we are by these serried ranks of witnesses, let us strip off everything that hinders us, as well as the sin which dogs our feet…”

Let go of whatever makes you stop! Strip it off. Now!

Inhibitions are weights, snares, hindrances to fulfilling our divine destiny, don’t give it room! Destroy your inhibitions!

Some relationships will ground you, get out of it!

Some habit(s) will frustrate your purpose, let go of it (them)!

Hatred, resentment, unforgiveness (call it by whatever name), is a sinker. Don’t let it sink you!

Sin sinks! I repeat: Sin is a sinker! Don’t allow it. Only fools make a mockery of sin! (Proverbs 14:9) Sin sunk Samson! It sunk Gehazi. It killed Achan. Run for your life!

Procrastination is a habit which easily besets us all. You please yourself temporarily at the expense of achieving your goals. The truth is, as Christopher Parker said, “Procrastination is like a credit card, it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” Let go of it!

Attempting to do more all in a bid to please some other people at the expense of your core purpose in life will not get you far. Stop it! I may not know the formula for success but the simplest way to be a failure is to try to please everybody!

Or you try to please people at the expense of God? Trying to fulfill the expectations of men without recourse to God’s demands over your life? Let go of that too, now! I may not know the secret of failure but one sure way is to try not to offend anybody!

Let go of whatever makes you stop!

So, what other things do you know that can hinder us that we need to let go of? Please share. YOU WILL SUCCEED!


About Yomi Olufiade

My passion, dear friend, is to help you find, follow and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. Not only that, I also want to help you achieve tremendous success with your God-ideas and assignment through this medium via the life-changing truths of the Word of God. I’m sure you won’t remain the same again after interacting with me.

Posted on April 27, 2012, in Attitude, Bible, Destiny, Dreams, Encouragement, Excellence, Faith, Holiness, Ideas, Inspiration, Mentoring, Personal Development, Purpose, Righteousness, Spiritual Growth, Success, Vision and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Love the Christopher Parker quote! Thanks for the encouraging words!

  2. “let go of whats stopping you”…. I need to make my list!

  3. hodgepodge4thesoul

    AMEN! Such a needful lesson.

    Dulcinea 🙂

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