Roadblock number seven is FAILING TO RECOGNIZE JESUS. “The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah is coming, the one who is called Christ. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” (vs 25-26). This woman was face to face with Jesus, but couldn’t see Him for all the roadblocks in her life! The very One who could give her everything she ever wanted in life was standing right in front of her, and she missed Him! Then Jesus told her, “I AM the Messiah!” Take a minute and read verses 28-30. Here we see that the roadblocks were finally taken out of the way, and she realizes who was standing in front of her! And what did she do? She left the water behind that had left her thirsty and ran into town to share the living water with those who were still thirsty!
Just like this woman, we need to leave the substitutes in our lives behind us, let God fill us up with Himself, and then let His living water spill over onto others around us who are thirsty! Jesus met this woman right where she was, in the midst of immorality and in the midst of pain. Others had written her off, and she probably had given up on herself as well. If this is you, be encouraged! Jesus is there right in front of you. He’s been there all the time! Won‘t you reach out to Him? He’ll accept you right where you are and love you where you need to be! Let Him take away the roadblocks in your life and replace them with a life that satisfies!