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Pillars…

A formation believed to be Lot's wife (Genesis 19).

By Stephanie Scott

So many times in our walk with God we have interruptions that I call pillars. Those things that get in our way which are cemented into the foundation that we can’t move or bypass because they are…pillars. Pillars of habit, tradition, addictions, past loves, lovers, debt, unforgiveness, and self. As you know with most cement, it has to be broken up with a jackhammer, a backhoe, or a wrecking ball. There is simply no easy way to make it budge.

In the book of Isaiah, the prophet was dealing with issues of the mouth. He was not speaking the things that should have been edifying or life forming. Isaiah 6:5-7 says,

“Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from the altar: And laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is purged.”

Like Isaiah, our conversation with someone or our own selves can have us speak pillars into our pathway. We can literally speak our own hindrances. But, the power of God can come into the midst of our situations, and move the pillar or break it up so that we can get past it in order toward our destiny, mission, or assignment. Note that in Isaiah 6: 3-4 that as the angels cried “…Holy, holy, holy…” at the presence of the Lord filling the temple, the posts of the door moved. The pillars holding the entry to the door moved and shifted to allow the presence of the Lord to surround the prophet of God. The power of God was able to move the pillars of hindrance by the power of His presence at the cry of one of His own. This demonstrates how much God wants to be at your defense. God will meet you wherever you are in your spiritual walk.

Make no mistake…He meets you there to bring you out, not to keep you and comfort you there. God desires to establish you. This means build you up on a firm foundation with no hindrances…including self (Ps. 148:6). This also means no looking back to in long for what was, but to live in the now and faith of what is to come. Remember Lot’s wife looked back with longing and desire for the familiar and became the pillar (Gen. 19).

Allow God to work in you and through you to purge you of all hindrances and sin that are so easily besetting you from your course. They are making you slow down and stop in an effort to make you believe that you cannot get past it. Jesus is the chief cornerstone. Step around the pillar, climb upon Jesus and let Him help you get over to the other side of what has been holding you back from becoming all that God intended for you to be in Him.

@SK

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