As you travel along your way, obstacles will appear before you. Not all the obstacles are real, however; some are merely illusions designed by the enemy to hinder your progress. He desires to hinder you until time runs out for you to finish your course. See that you do not allow him to do this, that you may claim your many rewards when all is done. For the obstacles that are real, My Word holds the key to how to overcome each one on your path.
He who walks a smooth path learns little, but he who walks a rocky path develops both skill and understanding for overcoming various sizes and types of obstacles.
I desire you would have both skill and understanding. I desire you would learn to discern what is real from what is an illusion, that you be not hindered along your way.
Do not allow the enemy to deceive you.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.
Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
1 Corinthians 9:23-25
23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.