Sometimes it seems that the mountains in front of us are insurmountable. Looming ahead, dark, ominous, frightful.
Full of uncertainties.
Full of questions.
Full of doubts.
Will I be able to get over this one? Will I fall? Will my ropes hold? Will I be able to find my grip? Will my feet find the right foot hold to push me upward? Will it … will I … fill in the blanks.
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As a child, and into my teens, I would shimmy up anything. Houses – up on the rooftops. Trees – as high as I could climb before the branches became to small. Large rock formations in the deserts – until the air was hard to breathe. There was no fear – only adventure. In fact, I loved the climb because I knew the sights I would behold at the highest point would be worth it all…so I would press on, climbing with joy (even if exhausted or in pain).
Somehow, I have forgotten that God gives us all things in the natural to understand the supernatural. (Romans 1:20 New King James Version (NKJV) – “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse”). Somehow when I am faced with mountains in my life now I forget that if I keep on climbing, God will have something amazing for me at the highest point…but I must keep pressing onward, climbing with joy (even when exhausted or in pain)! He allowed me so many examples to look back on from my youth – things He permitted me to learn and understanding about climbing difficult climb. I just didn’t realize that it was one of those Romans 1:20 lessons that I was to reach back upon and apply to my spiritual life today!
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Yesterday . . . today . . . tomorrow . . . whatever mountain it is that is before me . . . I am choosing to trust that He IS my rope, He IS my foothold, He IS my grip, He IS my focus and He IS my VICTORY not only when I reach the end, but He IS my VICTORY as I go forward! He is with me every single moment of each and every precipice; every slippery slope; every jagged edged I come up against! I can and I will make this climb and come out on top in sweet victory because it is His plan for me and He only gives me what is best for me.
I choose not to question, but trust in His love.
I choose not to doubt, but to rest in His promises.
I choose not to be disappointed, but excited about what He has in store for me!
I am praising Him through the storms of life – I am worshiping Him in spite of the steep mountain climb I’m on – I am declaring His goodness in ALL things! He is my everything – I have no lack, no want – He supplies all I need when it is truly needed. He is Sovereign, and He has my heart completely.
©klh 4-Given Ministries