Moving a Mountain

Photo taken by Meg Hays

Photo taken by Meg Hays

Tomorrow we are on our way to the mountains.  Okay, so we are making a few pit stops along the way, but it is definitely the beginning of our Colorado adventure via Tennessee from Texas.

Just thinking about the driving to be done makes my palms sweat and my head hurt.  I’m estimating about 50 hours in the car with a husband, two boys and for part of the way a mom and her dog.  Oh Lord, please help me!!!

Sounds crazy, but isn’t this how every path takes us?

Many times in our life we plan to climb a mountain, but have to travel the plains and valleys along the way; not to mention the large rocks, rivers and hills we have to overcome to get there.

Life is not easy.  In fact, it’s trial after trial with a few reprieves in between.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39

So, now that we all know that climbing the mountain is difficult, what about moving it?  YIKES!

How many times do we face complications or stumbling blocks?  Uh…every day.

If that is the case, than how are we supposed to succeed and move forward?  Sometimes moving the mountain is the only way, but what are the tools we need to tackle it?

  1. Careful Planning.  No one can get from A to B without a plan.  It’s silly to even think we can.  Therefore, taking a moment (regardless of what the mountain is) will help you gather your thoughts and make level headed decisions.  Any knee jerk reaction is bad considering it’s usually done without much thought.
  2. Guidance.  A good mentor or wise counselor is essential to success in life.  I bet if you asked any prosperous business person if they had one, they would give you a list of people who were influential in their life and who encouraged them along the way.
  3. Courage.  The lion in the Wizard of Oz was looking for courage, but what he didn’t realize is that it could only be found within him.  We all need courage to face the mountains in our lives and it only comes from a security with self.  To achieve this, we can look to our Maker and know that through His son, we truly can do anything.  (See Philippians 4:13)

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

Today, my mountain is a gorgeous landscape in Colorado, but who knows what mountain I will come to tomorrow.  That is why it is imperative I keep my head and heart where they need to be (looking up) so that I will be wrapped in God’s security and know that He will be with me for whatever I face.

What is your mountain today?  Who’s helping you move it?

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 4:7 – The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.

One Response

  1. May the Good Lord grant you and your family safe travels and a peaceful, restful, yet inspiring trip.

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