Things that keeps us from doing what God asks us to do:
1. Worldly Influence: If you don’t spend time with the Lord, you will lose your love for people. Shawn Bolz said, “You won’t have authority over what you don’t love.”
2. Fear: Fear can keep us from what God intends. You have no authority over the things you fear.
3. Lack of Margin: You have the ability to choose how you spend your resources.
4. Sin: We live in a permissible society. We need to confess our sin. God can seem distant but that is a lie. You are defined by your birthright. Today is the day to repent.