“Obstacles are Opportunities in Disguise”

July 19, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Acts 12: 12-19 |

One of the greatest basketball players in human history, if not the G.O.A.T,  Michael Jordan is quoted as saying, "Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
In other words, don't let obstacles keep you from achieving your goals, living your dreams, or succeeding in life.  All of us have obstacles in our lives.  Some of them bigger than others, but they are still obstacles.  In fact, some wise person said, "If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere." However, the sooner we learn how to view our obstacles in a different way the better off we will be.  See, so many people view obstacles as situations that will lead to our detriment rather than opportunities for future development! Obstacles are actually opportunities in disguise!
Here in our text, we find that Peter has been delivered from jail in the middle of the night.  And it is amazing that Peter did not allow incarceration to incapacitate him.  In other words, Peter did not allow Herod's arrest and imprisonment to intimidate him and cause Peter to give up!  We see from Peter's experience that obstacles are opportunities to see God work, shock others, and share God's goodness. So the next time you experience an obstacle in life go ahead and face it because it's an opportunity in disguise.