Are you facing a mountain and wondering how you will make it to the other side? Then this is for you!
Sometimes it helps to hear from a person who has traversed the path and actually survived. To know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that its not just another train coming! Its knowing that the view at the top of the mountain will be worth the climb which keeps us going when we are half way up and wish we hadn’t started right?
What if we are faced with a mountain that we didn’t choose? The mountains of sickness, or poverty, debt, or trauma, or abandonment, or hopelessness? These mountains often aren’t even tangible, they may be inside of us where no one can see them, but mountains they still are and we carry them with us everyday.
Mark 11:23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
This scripture is making a point, not so much about the physical mountain falling down into the sea, but about the authority that we have been given over that mountain and how that authority is released.
I love climbing mountains, I’m an outdoor girl, an adventure seeker who finds challenges exciting. So when I found myself in a wheelchair at age eighteen, that did not fit my life plan. In fact I had a real mountain that I was preparing to climb with my youth group in three months time, and I determined swiftly that a wheelchair was not conducive to accomplishing that goal. The doctor’s report was not good, I had uncontrolled epilepsy and the seizures had damaged my brain. I was not able to move anything below my waist and no one had any assurances of any improvement. Being a new believer, I did what I knew to do-ask Jesus what the deal was with this!
His advice to me was profound. See the mountain under your feet. Do what you can do today and believe me for a little bit more.
Seeing the mountain under my feet gave me a different perspective. What looked like the impossible began to be probable. I visualized me climbing that mountain, and it began with me taking a step at a time. I could believe for a step at a time all the way up until I could see the victory. I imagined the view from the top of that mountain, I planned my trip and talked about. I planned to conquer it while still sitting in my wheelchair.
I brain washed myself with the truth until it because the truth. Refusing to speak death over a situation is just as important as speaking life is to it. When we receive bad reports its tempting to agree with them, to let them determine the outcome which we visualize. But God. Remember, He also has a report for you and only we can pick which one we want to agree with. Taking control of our thoughts and keeping them focused is the the first victory!
When we begin to measure our problems up against the power of Almighty God who lives inside of us, we begin to get His perspective on them and suddenly we make the flip.
‘Mountain, meet my God! Let me introduce you ‘paralysis’ to My Maker. Oh suddenly, you have gone quiet have you? Nothing to say? Let me tell you how this works…’
As we begin to acknowledge the power of Jesus in us the mountains begin to shrink because our faith is becoming effective:
Philemon1:6 that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
I challenge you today to name your mountain and begin to see it under your feet, see yourself in a place of victory as an overcomer, plan for it, talk about it, declare it! I agree with you today for breakthrough in Jesus name! Next time, I will tell you the rest of the story and and how to believe God for a little more each day:).x