Friday, April 15, 2011

5 Faith Blockers That Will Hinder Your Faith

Are you asking God to do any favors for you, large or small? Great! I’m standing with you for your miracles and dreams to happen. But did you know that some attitudes and actions will block your faith, making it difficult for you to receive from God? Here are a few heart-condemning faith blockers you want to avoid like a snake with a noisy tail:

1. Strife. I.e.: Arguing, fighting, and gossiping

2. Fear. Also called worry, fretting, agonizing, and anxiety

3. Negative talk. AKA griping, whining, complaining, and fault-finding

4. Worldly pursuits. Nothing sinful about going fishing, catching up with blogs or watching TV, but if they take too big a chunk of our time and heart, they may hinder our faith

5. Too much to do. If we’re burned out, it may be because we are adding things God never asked us to do.

Anything I missed?

Let's get rid of those faith blockers, so we can stand boldly before the throne of grace and ask for help in time of need.

Now, what can I agree with you for God to do in your life today?


  1. How true! I am sure that I am committing most of these...:p

  2. These are so true - and is part of the reason I'm quiting my day job. Life has been too hectic and stressful and I don't want to miss out on God's BEST.

  3. I struggle with two and three on a regular basis.

    Good reminder today.
    ~ Wendy

  4. Love this post because its so true. Ouch, ouch, ouch!

    Another tho't/request: May I post this post on my blog, you as the author of course, say, May 6? With a link to your blog? Sort of like a guest blog?

    Let me know, friend, yeah, or nay.

  5. One, two, and three are what I strive to change. Oh! There I go again! I'm currently reading Power of Thoughts by Joyce Meyers. This post is very timely, showing God's working in my life in all ways and always. Thanks!

  6. I needed this today. I definitely take on far too much in my life and don't take time for the important things.

  7. I am going to have to say that "too much to do" is bugging me right now. I have prayed about it and am believing I will get the answer I need.

    How gracious of you to ask about our needs. Please pray for someone else in my stead as right now, God has been caring for me so lovingly. Blessings on all of the prayer requests that you recieve.

  8. Hi Jen -

    I'd add unforgiveness, bitterness, and resentment to this list. Oh, and for husbands, scriptures tells them not to be bitter against their wives lest their prayers be hindered.

    Susan :)

  9. Jeanette:
    Your list is pretty complete. I think doubt belongs in there someplace. Eiher by itself or with fear.

    Please pray that all goes well when I go with Hubby to see a specialist in 10 days. The result of that visit could change our lives.

  10. I fail in a lot of these often, but thankfully someone or something gives me a good kick to get back into seeking God more fully.

  11. Jeanette:
    I have decided stress can be a faith blocker, if not a blocker a havoc raiser.

  12. Amen and Amen!! Number 2 is getting flushed down the toilet for me this week - that's where it belongs. In Jesus' name it shall be FLUSHED :)

  13. Yea and amen, sister! You are already agreeing with me, and boy am I glad.

    Thank you oodles and heaps for helping in that way!

  14. such a good reminder for me this afternoon. Everyday I need to release my worries to God (it's a constant struggle.)

    Have a wonderful Easter.



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