So the donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?”
And he said, “No.”
Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face. And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why have you struck your donkey these three times? Behold, I have come out to stand against you, because your way is perverse before Me. The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”
The Believer is called to persevere in faith in the Holy Spirit, not in his own plans. At one time, I thought perseverance was to fight and make it happen, because I believed something to be good and right. I was dead wrong.
The Lord has clearly stated what His good and perfect will is. If there is a roadblock, there is a reason.
For I will not trust in my bow, nor shall my sword save me. Ps 44:6
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Ps 28:7