Grace morning on this tranquil and thankful Tuesday.
It’s true – climbing the Fear Mountain is tough. Many times it is off on the side of the well-travelled, normal, comfortable road every other Christian seems to be on. And it often isn’t marked. It can come up on us rather sudden like if we’re not diligently and soberly paying attention.
Sometimes, there are others climbing it already; sometimes you feel alone.
It (usually) looks massive. And it’s always impossible without God’s help. But sometimes, the height of that mountain is somewhat imagined. The things you’re fearing aren’t even true, yet. And might not ever be.
And, sometimes it just seems so enormous because you can’t see the top of it. You have no idea how far up you’ll have to climb or how long it will take to get there.
God doesn’t call us to climb something impossible. Usually, we’re the ones raising those impossibles. He just wants us to keep walking. Gradually, steadily, upward, sometimes a few days, sometimes a few months, sometimes longer – and sure, sometimes you might get a bit winded, sometimes you might stop for a little break. But God encourages you to stay faithful. To keep going. One small step at a time. To keep pressing on. Because He knows what the prize is. He knows you’re walking towards a greater faith and sharing a greater testimony about his faithfulness. It is for His ultimate glory.
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.”
2 Samuel 22:33-34 NIV
If God doesn't move your mountain, then climb it. He knows how breathtakingly beautiful all will be when you get to the top.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this triumphant and trouble-less