Panic tore from her voice, “I can’t go one more year with empty hands. The conference is only a couple of weeks away, and once again, I have nothing to take.”
My writer friend felt like a failure. Resistance appeared to have won.
But with some coaching, my friend faced her resistance and finished the proposal. As a result, she recently submitted it for review at a publisher’s request.
For some reason, human beings battle an inner-resistance to anything good for us. In my friend’s case, she needed to write a proposal for a non-fiction book idea, but, another year had passed without result. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all her. Life certainly threw plenty of obstacles her way. Issues with children, financial problems, computer crashes, and more, made her feel like an Egyptian suffering the plagues of its Pharaoh.
We all deal with problems, but it seems never more so than when we try to do something good for ourselves. Especially if it would also help someone else, like my friend’s book. But when issues arise, so does resistance. Like the excuses of Pharaoh, when he refused to let the children of Israel go, Resistance refuses to let us go, and do something positive.
When this happens, most people give in and give up. That’s why the percentage of truly successful people is so low. But if we would persist like Moses, and keep going back to the source of our resistance, we would overcome. This is the place of release. The place where we take the first step in the journey to become who we are meant to be. The journey that leads to success. The land of plenty.
Overcoming resistance is a cooperative effort — it takes God’s hand and my resolve.
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
New International Version (NIV)
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.”