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The Way I See It ~ Breaking through a spiritual glass ceiling

We can reach a glass ceiling or a plateau in many areas.

  • Professionally
  • relationally
  • financially
  • Spiritually 


We can hit place of plateau or ceiling is our relationship with God.

- We get to a new place, but get stuck there.


We need to discover what it would take to break us through to a new place with our relationship with God


How to break through a spiritual glass ceiling


Mark 10:17-22

17 As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before him, and asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”


18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not defraud; honor your father and mother.”


20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these from my youth.”


21 Looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 But he was dismayed by this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.


He had hit a spiritual ceiling - Jesus gave him what he needed to break through


3 Ways to break through a Spiritual Glass Ceiling:


#1 - Stop holding on to what is holding you back


19 You know the commandments: Do not murder; do not commit adultery; do not steal; do not bear false witness; do not defraud; honor your father and mother.” 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these from my youth.” 


Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”


We quickly point to what we are doing “Well”


The only way to know what is holding you back is by spending time with Jesus

Examples: habits, thought patterns, things, people


Stop holding on to what is holding you back


#2 - Let Go to Grow


21 Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 22 But he was dismayed by this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions.


This is a continual process, happens all our life


Sometimes the hardest things to give up are the things that seem small


If it doesn’t make you “Grieve” then, it may not the the right thing 


What breaks God’s heart is when you count the cost and decide that Freedom is to costly


How much is your freedom worth

  • It cost Jesus his life
  • What are you willing to let go of


Let Go to Grow


#3 - Know that Jesus is always for your Good


21 Looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing…


Jesus will never take something from you that is good for you


Jesus is not angry, he is compassionate


Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.


Do I trust Jesus enough to let go of what is holding me back?