If you overemphasize a mountain you face, it may crush you. You would be giving it more power than it should ever have. If you physically look at a mountain, especially up close, its majestic view may cause you think it’s immovable, as if it is greater than His Majesty Who created it. Even the mountains of the earth are going to be leveled; in fact, they will be melted by the fervent heat of God’s consuming fire (see 2 Peter 3:10-11). Metaphorically, we can take that upcoming event (which is not a metaphor) and apply it to our lives. Even mountains must obey His every word.
Jesus said, “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 17:22-23).
In the Greek text, grammatically speaking, the position of the mountain is on top of you, which is why it could crush you if you were to allow yourself to be consumed by it. You never find solutions to problems you face by over focusing on them. In fact, it would appear as if there are none to be had, even when they’re in plain sight. Difficulties obscure your vision when left in that context. Have you ever been so overwhelmed by some circumstance, you forgot about God? Perhaps, in the moment you put it all on your own shoulders, especially if you were the cause of the ordeal. It’s an easy thing to do, so don’t beat yourself up if that’s the case.
Whatever you face, it’s important to remember that since you are in Jesus Christ, you face it from the standpoint of victory. Because of how often these verses get quoted, it could be easy to downplay Romans 8:37, “We are more than conquerors through Him that loved us,” and Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” The number of times verses of Scripture are quoted do not lessen their truth! Keep in mind God knew everything you would ever face long before you were born, and made provision for every single one of them.
For instance, He made the Ultimate Provision for your sin at the Cross and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Some believers are so focused on their “sin-habit,” they totally discount Romans 6:14, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (read the entire chapter for full context). It could be they never read this verse, or it never sank into their heart. God says what He means and means what He says. Let it sink in -believe it! The more a person tries not to sin, the more apt he will sin. Focus on righteousness, and you will go the direction of righteousness instead. Overemphasize your past, and your past will define you, instead of God.
When facing difficult circumstances, ask God for wisdom. Allow God to establish your thoughts. Be patient and wait on Him. He can give you quick solutions when speed truly is of the essence. So much so, that you may move so quickly, you wonder if you heard from God or were acting independently. Your spirit is connected to Holy Spirit, and the spirit is far quicker than your mind. Have you ever looked back at an event, and wondered how in the world you ever got through it so quickly? You hardly had time to pray, but you navigated through it without getting so much as a scratch. That was God! That’s being Spirit-led. However, there may be moments when you have to wait longer than what you are comfortable with. He may move the obstacle or give you direction. Either way, you already have the victory in hand, because you are in Him.
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