We are going to look at another hindrance in enjoying our relationship with God and it's called... Comparing.
Because Jesus now lives in us, we can actually derive joy - enjoy our relationship with God... But - and this is a big but - possibly the greatest hindrance, or obstacle in enjoying God, is a thing called: Condemnation.
Ten times in John 15, Jesus uses the word 'abide'...and then says this in verse 11, "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." Maybe there's a connection between abiding in Him and joy.