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Organizing the Inside – Day 188 The Huge Mountain You Keep Staring At

48As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. 1 Samuel 17:48, 49 (NLT)

Every mountain need not be moved.
Sure, as Christians we have the power through faith to move mountains; but are all mountains in our lives meant to be moved? I don’t think so. There are some things that stand in our way that only require a few extra steps and strategic thinking to move us completely around the obstacle. There we stand sometimes for weeks, months and even years trying to move mountains when there is absolutely another option… go around it. I’m not suggesting the walk of faith is not worth the effort. What I am suggesting is that we should always walk by faith. There is however, a real possibility that we will find exactly what we were in need of, as we go around or even dare to climb the impossible mountain that stands in our way.

Open your heart too.
Let your mind be open to whatever options are available to overcome your obstacles and roadblocks. We can view these as things that hinder us from reaching our goals and dreams; or we can view them as part of what we need to face to be the over comer God wants us to be. Chances are whatever your dream is, in the path towards it there are obstacles. It is likely that one of the biggest obstacles you have ever had to face is standing between you and your dream. So what? You already know that you have options; speak, move, climb, fly, soar, walk, or even dig a tunnel through your mountain, but every Christian has options. The important thing to remember is that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. Don’t turn and run away from your dream because of the mountain that you see ahead. The scripture says that David ran out to meet Goliath. It goes against your flesh that’s why the spirit must lead. Head in the direction of that obstacle, move directly toward your dream. God wouldn’t have put this in your heart if He wasn’t going to see to it that you had what was needed to conquer it.

Look straight ahead and start moving.
Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. No matter how great the odds or how big the obstacles…keep your options open and God will teach you exactly how to overcome. It’s not likely that you are suffering unto death to see your dream fulfilled. You will live through this experience; it really will make you stronger. Years ago my greatest fear stood between me and my huge dream of being able to change the lives of people positively with my words. I had such internal conflict because my biggest dream and my biggest fear collided. I stood there for years as I stared at the huge mountain of public speaking. I would have rather died, than to speak before a group of people. Yet over the years with hundreds of public presentations, talks and speeches behind me, I can now see how I would have never reached my dream if I’d chosen a different direction. I want to encourage you to choose to walk straight towards what God has called you to do. Every mountain brings with it a purpose, a lesson and a chance for us to increase our faith by trusting God to help us overcome the fear once again.

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5 Comments»

  Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation wrote @

Liz, some of our mountains are placed there to mold us into the men and women God has ordained us to be. I just talked about this in similar on my post “My Journey With Jesus.”

This is confirmation. Amen.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Shenine thanks for sharing! I will be sure to check out your post; God is soooo good.

  debtfreedecorating wrote @

I really needed to read this today!! I’ve been working (climbing) toward a better home and schedule and balanced life and it just seems so hard. I’ve given up time and again when it got hard. Thank you for this encouragement!! I posted a link to this on my facebook page. I hope it gets you readers.

  Liz Mason wrote @

Oh Tabitha I understand. I’m so glad you found this post inspiring. I write from the heart; prayerful that somehow my words will provide a bit of encouragement for our busy, busy lives. Thanks for your comment! I hope you will stop by again soon. Thank you for the link too.

  debtfreedecorating wrote @

You’re welcome–and I will.


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