Many believers have tremendous difficulties receiving the word of God. They have mental blocks that prevent them from mixing faith with what they hear (2). Consequently, finished work messages and godly investments do not profit them. “How long shall vain thoughts lodge within thee?” (Jeremiah 4:14).
Many mental blocks come from past bad experiences. Maybe someone was mistreated by a family member, or perhaps he had a number of failures at school or work.
Moody people usually have mental blocks. They are happy one moment and depressed the next. They exalt what has happened in the past more than what God can do in the future. But we need to understand that we are not our past! We are not our failures! “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar” (Romans 3:4a). He loves us with an everlasting love (3). “He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6b).
When mental blocks rise up against us, we must believe what God says about our lives. Exalt the Word of God. “Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God” (II Corinthians 10:5a).