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When it comes to seeking help and blessings in our lives, the scriptures contain valuable insights that shed light on our behaviors, attitudes, and choices. Today, we're going to examine five traits that, according to the Bible, can hinder the flow of marvelous help into our lives.
Proverbs 16:18 tells us that "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Pride can lead us to believe that we are self-sufficient and don't need anyone's help, even divine assistance. When we let pride take control, we might distance ourselves from the help that could elevate us to new heights.
2. Doubt and Lack of Faith
In the New Testament, James 1:6-7 advises, "But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord." Doubt and lack of faith can create barriers that prevent us from receiving the marvelous help that is available to us.
Matthew 6:14-15 reminds us, "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Holding onto grudges and harboring unforgiveness can block the channels through which help and blessings flow into our lives.
4. Selfishness and Greed
The Bible warns about the dangers of selfishness and greed in various passages. 1 Timothy 6:10 famously states, "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil." When our motives are driven by selfish desires and the pursuit of material gain, we might inadvertently close ourselves off from the marvelous help that is aligned with higher purposes.
Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 offers this insight: "The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools." Impatience can lead us to make hasty decisions and miss out on the fullness of the help that could come our way in due time.
I encourage you to reflect on these traits and consider how they might be influencing your own journey. The Bible's wisdom is timeless and offers us a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities that life presents.