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How do you overcome obstacles?

Updated: Mar 25

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I am a Spiritual Counsellor and I have opened up this site to help those in need. Specifically, those who are encountering certain obstacles in life. It is a great blessing to be in this position. A position where I can help others just as Christ has helped others. Most things I have had experience with, and others I have learned from. Either way, I do not answer questions I am not knowledgable of. I will take my time to respond if I must. Either way, I will make sure that your question is answered as soon as possible, and to get you the assistance you need through my writing.


I will rephrase the question as I received an email afterwards describing the term obstacles as sin.


Sin is like a poison for the soul and body. You are distancing yourself from God, very far away. This is because you are mistreating your body and soul which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. When you are committed to sin, you are allowing and making room for the dirty spirits to enter into your heart and mind. They begin to work on you in order to lead you into the darkness. An example I often like to give is that sin is like the cobra. It wraps your body, tightens you to stop the circulation of blood from the body, and then poisons you with the bite on the neck.


There are all kinds of sin. Adultery, murder, Gossiping, hatred, lying, e.t.c. All these sins are what destroy your life and relationships with God and others. If you want to stop your sins, imagine yourself as the remote control. In the same way you have control over the television, seeing good and bad, you can change from the bad channel to a good one. In the same way if you chose to stop your sins, change your life towards opening the Bible and reading. Since you read the Word of the Lord, you will notice the presence of the Lord growing in you and the dirty spirit fleeing away.


Pray, be humble, go to the Holy Mass, enjoy your church community, receive the body of Christ. Increase your faith and hope and trust in the Lord to overcome all of your sins. Forgive others the same way Jesus has forgiven you from your sins. Stay away from hatred, anger, pride and all evil. these are all sins.


When sin begins to enter your mind, immediately pray, "Oh Precious blood of Jesus, save me from all sin and evil." Pray immediately to the Lord Jesus and Mother Mary and the Holy Spirit! They will assist you. Ask for their intercession to clear your thoughts and ways from all wickedness. Pray to be protected through your faith and prayers. Devote yourself to the Lord at all times.


It is the truth that everyone on earth says that "we are all sinners." You are right in saying this. However, you can stop your sins and be like Jesus. In the same way he taught us. Sin brings the wrath of the Lord upon you because you are pleasing your body with the pleasures of the world instead of using your body for the glory of God.


When you commit sins, you bring others closer to evil instead of bringing them closer to God.

Let us work together through this spiritual life. Let us refrain from sinning as best we can. Let us promise Our Father in heaven, through his only beloved Son Jesus Christ. The one whom we crucified and died upon the cross for our sins. To refrain from committing sins as best we can with his help at hand.


An example is when you are driving and then there is a block on the road ahead. Construction is in progress and if you go forward you will fall into a big ditch, or you will injure yourself. In the same way, we must obey the warning signs from the Lord (His commandments) and stay away from sin. If we continue in our sins, we continue to harm our souls, leading us further away from the Lord who loves us and gave himself up for us.


The dream I had a while back was of the devil. He looked like the leader and I sensed that he was in my dream also. Neither the devil or his fallen angels knew that I was there during the dream. I saw the leader (the devil) walking down a set of stairs angrily into some sort of hidden layer under the world. Everything looked concrete. The chairs, table, walls, everything was made from concrete. The devil rushed down the stairs angry, and opened the door to wear his other fallen angels were sitting amongst themselves. The leader (the devil) went in and said to the rest of his dirty spirits, "Leave this man alone. There is nothing we can do with him from this point on. We must focus on the other." He was speaking about my father. My father has always held strong faith and a strong spirit. He seemed so powerful against the devil that he wanted to give up with pursuing him.


Do you know those movies where the devil sits on your left shoulder and the angel sits on your right shoulder? It's true in some way. In every situation, your conscience gives you the option of committing evil or doing good. Ultimately, it's in your will to choose either or.


The problem is that everyone knows that there's a devil and an angel on your shoulders, but no one cares. Everyone cares solely about what they want to do. I get so frustrated at times. I try to help others understand and they shake their head saying they agree, but they do nothing about it! For example, someone would sit with my father and I and start talking bad about others. My father advises that we shouldn't talk bad about anyone but only say good things. The man shakes his head and says he agrees. We meet again the next day and he starts talking bad about someone else again!


We must learn to admit our faults and not let them happen again. We must also learn to not just say we will fix our problems, but we must also give it a good try.


I know someone else who completely lost it in life. Mostly with family, but also with friends and himself. He sat with my father and I for a couple of days, and he was set on the right track in no time. Even his family didn't believe their eyes. They asked, "Are you my son?" He kept mentioning to us everyday that "One day" he'll get better, step by step. He made it seem as if this will take a long time. My father strengthened the Holy Spirit within him, and within just a few days he was a brand new man. He crucified his old self with Jesus on the cross, and was made brand new in the resurrection of Christ.


Please, friends, let us listen to the Lord who loves us and gave himself up for us. Why should we listen and obey the one who seeks to devour and destroy us? Do you have hate inside of you? The best way to use it is by placing all of it on the devil. I will hate the devil, but not my family. I will hate the devil, but not my friends. I will hate and avoid evil, and I will serve and love my God who gave his life for me.


In my dream, I saw a woman standing outside alone at what seemed to be a location of a forest. I saw the woman...but something was odd. She had what seemed to be multiple black blindfolds. Then, I saw Jesus appear behind me. He said to me, "Look. She does not know we are here." I asked him, "Why does she have so many blindfolds?" He answered, "For those who choose the works of the devil instead of my fathers, Satan ties a blindfold around their eyes. This makes it much harder for them to return to me. See, if a sheep is lost but sees his owner searching for him later during the day, the sheep will run to his shepherd. However, the sheep with blindfolds cannot return to the shepherd until its blindfold is cut off." I asked him, "How can she cut the blindfold?" He answered me, "By abandoning sin, and following me." I went behind the girl to untie the blindfold, but there were too many tight knots at the back. I asked Jesus, "Why can't I untie it?" He answered me, "If she wanted me, the blindfolds can be removed instantly. If she does not want me, it will never come off." He continued, "There are many who try to heal those with dirty spirits, but fail. There are those who try to heal the sick, but fail. There are those who try many things, but nothing occurs. Do you know why?" I said to him, "Because you don't listen to them?" He answered me, "No. Because they do not listen to me. I always have open ears." He continued, "There once was a woman who had 3 dirty spirits in her. This woman knew about them. Her father had great power from me to heal, but it wouldn't work whenever he tried. Then, he asked me why? I said to him, If your friend invites you over to him home, but you do not want to go, how will you go? The man didn't know how to answer. The man must be willing to go to his friends home, otherwise, he will always remain where he is. In the same way, if a dirty spirit is not taken out, it is because the one who has them is holding on to them and does not want to let them go. You see, my child, there are many who prefer the darkness rather than the light."


This was the end of my dream. I now understand the seriousness behind not accepting Christ. How scary is that? I saw the woman blindfolded, and she didn't even know we were standing in front of her! I saw the woman blindfolded, and she kept repeating to herself that she's good and doesn't need improving! That is absolutely terrifying to me. It's scary to know that there are people who think they're on the right path, but in reality, they're on the worst road.


Let us always make sure to do what is pleasing in the sight of the Lord. Pray, fast, go to the holy mass, confess your sins and get right with God. Never think that you're perfect and that there's nothing else for you to do. Always seek guidance to reassure you that you're on the right path.


A simple question has a simple answer. The devil is the biggest distraction! In all things that you do that are evil are caused by the evil one. You can say sin is the biggest distraction, but that's connected to the devil. You can say enemies are the biggest distraction, but an enemy is made through the devil. In absolutely anything that is evil, there is a distraction. Mainly from the evil one.


The devil is the main distraction. That's not difficult to figure out considering he is the prince of darkness. He is the leader of all dirty spirits and demons on the earth and in hell. He is the one that gives the orders and spreads them around the world. He says that they shall go throughout the world seeking souls. Especially, the ones who already belong to the Lord. He chases after the weak. That is those who do not have faith or hope in the Lord. Once he secures the weak, he chases after the children of the Lord. Seeking to take away souls from God and bringing them to him.


The dirty spirits job and duty is to enter into the places of the faithful, the church, homes of peace, and they try to cause quarreling amongst themselves. Family, friends, e.t.c. He destroys communication and causes chaos. He hunts in the weakest part of the mind. The dirty spirits know that the minds of people are weak. They know that they can hunt their weak spot leading them to a path of darkness, trapping them and collecting them, seeking to cause trouble with the law, with family, with friends, and with all people. That is why it is important to remain in the light of the Lord, so that wherever there is anger you are filled with his peace. Where there is destruction, you are already in restoration. All things are made good through the presence of the Lord.


Remember to always use your words in a proper manner. At the end, it is the tongue that can break the bone. Be a wise man who is filled with the wisdom of the Lord. Stay away from all harm and wickedness. Always give respect to the law of the Lord, and he will protect you from all evil and their dirty spirits.


Remember to teach others the same holiness you have learned. Give them advice for a spiritual life. We are stronger when we come together in unity. Together we build one another to stay away from all evil. In the same way the Lord has taught us and shepherd us and saved us from the wolf attack, we must be the same with others. It is important to lead others to find the Lord Jesus, because at the end of their time for eternity they may truly rest in peace. No evil or dirty spirit can come near you because of the radiance of the Lord's glory in you. Why is that? Because you follow the Lord and you are a child of his.


Pray to the Lord as often as you can to get rid of all the distractions of the evil one. Tender his heart so that he may have mercy upon you and your loved ones. Allow the Lord to always live in you and you in him. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.


This makes it the perfect book for us to study as a core text. Another reason why we should study this book in the Overcoming Obstacles unit, is we join Jimmy on the journey of overcoming these obstacles. We see how he deals with loss, how he copes with family life, and how he handles failure. Elton, the author of the book, uses various techniques to convey how he overcomes all these obstacles.


Anyone who has ever achieved anything has had to face many obstacles to accomplish their goals. But what defines their success is never how many obstacles stand in their way, but how many obstacles they overcome. Even though I might have to overcome many tough obstacles in order to become a police officer, I believe that it is important to protect the public and prevent crime.


What is your ultimate goal as a college student? What is one goal you want to accomplish in this course? Analyze your current obstacles and how you plan to overcome them: Possible obstacles: Your answer and current status: Your commitment to overcome obstacles: Will college require you to alter your responsibilities and juggle other responsibilities in your life?


This is when everyone wears his or her TOMS sunglasses, even inside, just to show you were apart of something bigger than yourself. Both events are great ways to show your support, and many more are on their way. Anything can be changed, even obstacles that seem impossible to overcome. Who knew that a pair of shoes could help end poverty?


In Mao’s Last Dancer we are introduced to the obstacles faced daily by a Chinese boy and his family, living in poverty. In Meltdown by Ben Elton, we are introduced to obstacles faced daily by Jimmy Corby. Obstacles we can all relate to in the modern world. This is why I think we should study Meltdown by Ben Elton as well as Mao’s Last Dancer as a core text in the Overcoming Obstacles unit.


However, if one cannot overcome their obstacles, then they cut off their means for growth and are left uninspired, forgetting any dreams or aspirations. It is through the man’s interactions with the doorkeeper, and his inability to overcome this obstacle, that eventually leads him down the path of complacency and failure. It is the doorkeeper in this parable that keeps the man from gaining access to the law, and his inability to pass this doorkeeper that leads to his demise.

There are many disadvantages and obstacles that can occur through all people. Though they may be a major set back, many people don’t realize that these obstacles can be used to their advantage. Most people encounter an obstacle or disadvantage and give up not knowing it could be turned into something positive.


The speaker is reassuring his lover by reminding her of how great their love is; it transcends the physical and therefore will overcome whatever obstacle is set on their path. He is forbidding his lover to mourn his departure. In the first half of the poem the speaker contrasts their love between that of spiritual and material objects; the inferior actions of the earth compared to those of the heavenly “spheres” (11).


To develop strategies to overcome the barriers that occur as a police officer you must first understand the barriers. You must see the barrier just as you would any other obstacle how can you get around or through certain barriers/obstacle. Once you understand different types of barriers and how they come about is how you as an officer develop strategy to overcome the different types of barriers.


In the Midst of reading “A Homemade Education” written by Author Malcolm X, I have come to realize that sometimes people have to work hard to overcome inhibitions, and setbacks. Students need the ability to overcome common obstacles, an essential factor for pursuing and education. The most common of obstacles include paying tuition, self-discipline and even just a lack of retaining knowledge as easy as others.


Horace derived his opinion about adversity from having to overcome an obstacle of his own. Having lost the battle with the Roman Army, his prestigious life as a general and his “prosperous circumstances”, he faced with the true challenge to overcome this defeat. His true character was tested and created an opportunity to do what was needed to survive.


What is data analytics? How has its use in business evolved over time? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using data analytics within a specific company or industry? Are there any challenges or obstacles that business management must overcome in order to implement data analytics? If so, is there a strategy that can be used to overcome those challenges or obstacles?

One must be prepared to face the challenges that life present. If one is able to overcome their challenges, they will grow from their experience and form their own unique personality. If one cannot overcome their obstacles, they may spend their life stuck in a rut of complacency, never achieving any goals or dreams that they once had.


Throughout James Fennimore Cooper’s novel The Last of the Mohicans a common theme of interracial friendship and love and the difficulty it takes to overcome such an obstacle, is shown strongly in the work. In the novel Cooper shows how the America people of European decent treat those that are native, by showing how negatively they treat the Native Americans. Chingachgook and Hawkeye have a friendship that is genuine and deep, bypassing the normal relationship between that of a white man and a Mohican Indian.


Life comes with many obstacles. Overcoming these barriers requires a set mind and perseverance. Slave-born abolitionist speaker Frederick Douglass, in his autobiography The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass depicts his life as a slave and his experiences to show to evil in slavery. His story explains how he changed and what he accomplished throughout his life.


While trying to impart information about sex and related factors to high school students, there will be many obstacles and barriers to overcome. Students of this age range are still learning how to be comfortable in their own skin, let alone be comfortable with talking about sex. Inevitably we would have to deal with and work around the students laughing, making jokes, and talking to one another.


He returns to the village of La Paz. Kino now sees how the pearl has changed him and how he was blinded by greed and now he has lost everything of importance to him. The resolution of the story is that Kino decides to toss the pearl back into the ocean and sees how man can overcome one obstacle but get lead to another blocking his path.


I refuse to surround myself with ignorant people who don’t think for themselves and are quick to judge others. In order to overcome these obstacles of prejudice and false misconceptions about others, we must educate ourselves and become socially aware. One must look past the silly things they watch on television, and instead see the world and others through their own; not the preprogrammed American mainstream one.


When we are faced with an obstacle, we can all roll up our sleeves and find a way to turn the situation good. For example, the founder of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie turned the obstacle of poverty in many countries into an opportunity to improve the lives of others by creating a for-profit organization which gives them, shoes, glasses, and spreads awareness. The first thing the organization provides is shoes for people in over 50 countries.


This personalized Student Success Plan will help you reflect on past positive accomplishments you have made as a student and obstacles you have faced and overcome in previous terms. Once you identify your current status, you will analyze what you want to accomplish and how you will get there. You will also see that you are not alone on your educational journey.


Not everything in life is meant to be regretful. There are so many wonderful aspects of life we never figure out because we are too busy worrying about how difficult an obstacle may be. God and life itself puts obstacles in our way to show us we can overcome any hardships. I knew by making my choice to make new friends I myself would become a better person.


We have to enjoy what we have and not dwell on what we don’t. This is an important message for all of us in life. In Mao’s Last Dancer we focus on the obstacles faced by a Chinese boy living in poverty who is given the chance to make life better for himself and his family. He faces struggles daily and is taught to overcome them.


The provider gave options on how she can increase her hemoglobin by eating food rich in iron and vitamin B; eat fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, which will help her body to absorb iron and Iron supplement tablet. The first obstacle there was her cultural beliefs which the provider has to overcome by providing her with an alternative to increase her Iron level. Second obstacle was decision making.


In conclusion, Sandra Cisneros has been able to overcome many obstacles and come out exultantly. In her essay, she uses imagery, details, and metaphors to show us how she was able to come out of seemingly impossible situations, just like the princess who was locked in a room to turn straw into gold in the story, “Rumpelstiltskin”. With the proper motivation and hard work, you can overcome any obstacle you face.


After the travails, their rewards are now shinning through. Transitions can test a person’s resilience but serve as the catalyst for positive transformation. The themes explored in the text portray the obstacles of moving into the world, as well as the rewards of overcoming such struggles. In the famous words of B.T Washington “Success is not measured by the heights one attains, but by the obstacles one overcomes in its attainment”.


It must take personal insight to show the true meaning of every person. She show’s how beauty and art actually have a place in the business world. Willa demonstrates how great people overcome great obstacles, and states how prophets are not recognized in their hometown. These are all shown in “The Sculptor’s Funeral”.


This is why you can’t judge someone by their public interests or how they do or don’t conform to society. Willa reveals to us that beauty and art will always have a place in the business world. Cather shows how prophets are not recognized in their hometown, and illustrates how great people overcome great obstacles.


Challenges in life are obstacles that one has to surmount, to overcome in order to progress and to do so usually requires a display of admirable qualities such as courage and perseverance. Does challenges in life always bring out the best or the worst in a person? This is debatable as challenges can either make or break a person.


These events create the main plot of the story and how it affects the protagonists. The beginning of the story starts off by John Stein introducing the main characters of the story Kino, Juana and Coyotito in the small town of La Paz. Steinbeck crates the first obstacle Kino and Juana must overcome. Their only child Coyotito has been stung by a scorpion and Kino sets out for a pearl to pay for the child’s treatment.


In contrast to sense how to respond to the problems confronted. Wisdom comes from the ability to face and overcome difficult experiences, obstacles or painful situations. When we help someone spreader can overcome it, and draw our own conclusions, we may find different solutions and patterns of action to follow in the near future.


The heroes, Piscine Molitor Patel in “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel, and John in “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley view their fears as an obstacle that they must overcome. Both heroes were faced with immediate challenges in their life. Through challenging their fears, personal or community morale benefits from their perceived success.


Good morning/afternoon teachers. I agree that the rewards of moving into the world are worth the travails. To me, Individuals who venture into new experiences may encounter obstacles, and in order for them to gain the rewards they seek, they must overcome and conquer these obstacles. This evident in J.C Burke’s The Story of Tom Brennan, a novel that is based on one family’s tragedy and how individuals grow when they are taken out of their comfort zones and venture into new worlds.


Practices are also working on overcoming these obstacles, but are very hard to overcome. HIEs can support care management by making it possible to generate patient reports for use at the point of care. It may also be easier to identify patients who are not following a prescribed care regimen or not meeting its goals, and to measure how well providers are delivering recommended care.


What are the possible psychological effects of ecological disasters? 2. Who are the victims of disaster that are likely to experience psychological disorder? 3. Who are the victims of disaster that are likely to cope from experiencing disaster thus overcoming traumatic and stressful obstacles? 4. How do other victims manage to overcome psychiatric disorder following the occurrence of disaster?


These skills can be applied to life, as Cedric later discovers. Almost everything in education implies overcoming obstacles and the same can be said for social mobility. The ascent up the social ladder is laden with challenges and meeting people who are formidable competitors. Yet the skills a proper education teaches of how to overcome such difficulties are invaluable in the process of social mobility.


Compare and contrast between racism in Malaysia and South Africa. “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason”, quoted by Abraham J. Heschel. As we know the history of racism is long and despicable one. The journey to overcome this obstacle that has plagued us for years is just as time consuming and the effort is overwhelming.

Sometimes we can successfully overcome some kind of hardships in life and sometimes we are still struggling and suffering but don’t ever be despondent. No matter how hard it is, as long as you stay persistent and self determined you will overcome those obstacles. There were so many stages on my risky challenge journey to find a happy life!


I learned that in order to achieve your dreams, you must decide to for Utopia, which means going beyond the reach of the society until we overcome the obstacles that stand in our way. These obstacles include negativism, fear, depression, and the problems they create— discouragement, economic stagnation, crime, drug dependency, family distrust, etc. At this moment in my life, I can say that I have achieved something for myself—overcoming the obstacles that came my way.

One thing I realized about the relationship between the two is that you could not have one without the other. For example, the reason that Beowulf becomes so well known and famous is because he defeats an evil demon (Grendel). A hero is someone who possesses a vast amount of courage and someone who is known for overcoming a certain obstacle(s).


Since the First World War many theorists and political scientists tried to come up with a solution on how to create a peaceful international environment but with no real achievement. This leads to a natural conclusion that there are certain obstacles that prevent cooperation between states.


I am excited to share my spiritual life lessons with all of you. I thank you sincerely for joining me on this journey. I will be sharing every spiritual lesson I've learned in my life, every story of my father's life, every spiritual dream I had that came true, absolutely everything!


Thank you for submitting your questions to me via email. If there is anyone else out there that is wondering about something in particular to their life, kindly email me and I will follow up as soon as I can.


May God bless us always.


Walid F Rafo






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