The Only One That Can Stop You Object Lesson

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Ages: K-6th Grade

Purpose: Children will learn that they are the only ones who can stop God from fulfilling His will for their lives


LORD of Heaven’s Armies has spoken–who can change his plans? When his hand is raised, who can stop him? Isaiah 14:27 (NLT)

For I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4;13 (NIV)


  • Shoe box with a lid
  • Small mirror

Preparation: Place the mirror face up in the shoe box, and close the lid.


Read either Scripture. Tell the students that nothing can stop God plans for you. It doesn’t matter what home they were born in or who their parents are. It doesn’t matter if their smart enough or talented enough to do what God has planned for you. Give examples of some bad things that happen in children’s lives, and talk about how even those things can’t stop God’s plans.
Tell your students about something bad that happened to you and how that didn’t stop God’s plan for you.

Even the devil can’t stop God’s plans for them because God is stronger than the devil. But there is one thing that can stop God’s plans.

Tell the students that you have the image of that one thing. You’ll let each child come up and look in the box if they promise not to tell what they saw. Have each child, one at a time, come up and look in the box.

Ask the students what they saw when they looked in the box. God is more powerful than circumstances, people, and even the devil. But He allows us to choose. He has a plan for our lives. I am the only one that can stop God’s plan for my life, and you are the only one who can stop God’s plan for your life.

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