A mountain is a large unmovable mass. People climb them or go around them, many camp at its base, or live in its caves to be shielded from the elements. Do you go out each day knowing that favour is already in your future? Or, have you gotten stuck in a rut staring at a mountain of disappointment, a mass of setbacks or unmovable difficulties?
Thatâ€™s what happened to the children of Israel in the Bible. They were headed toward their God-given promised land. They had big goals and big dreams, but along the way, they hit some setbacks and had some disappointments. They got so discouraged that they gave up on their dreams and just settled where they were. One day God said to them, â€œyou have dwelt long enough in this unproductive stale mountain.â€ He was saying, â€œItâ€™s time to move past your disappointments and embrace the blessings in your future.â€ Hallelujah!
Today, I believe God is saying to each one of us, â€œyouâ€™ve been where you are long enough.â€ Looking at your broken dreams, negative issues and problems. God is saying, â€œthis is a new day. Time to get your fire back. Where you are now is not where youâ€™re supposed to be, youâ€™ve stayed in that emotional, negative setback way to long.â€ If youâ€™ll be determined to move past your mountain through prayer and biblical positivity, He will lead you and empower you to live in favour and blessing in every area of your life!
â€œ…you have stayed long enough at this mountain.â€ (Deuteronomy 1:6, NIV)
Letâ€™s PrayYahweh, today I give to You every area of my heart. Father, I give You my broken dreams, my setbacks, my disappointments, my doubts and my fears. God, I have decided to trade in my sorrow for Your joy. Today I will press past my mountains, so I can embrace the amazing promises and enormous, gigantic blessings You have in store for me, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.