You see so many people trying to climb to the highest Mountaintop, it takes endurance and strength and a will to keep going. How often do we face this same thing in our lives? We are trying to get to the mountaintop, something comes from the outside and detours us into an avalanche, so we slow down, maybe stop, we sometimes want to retreat but something inside of us tells us to continue on. We continue slowly up that steep rocky crag and suddenly we can see the top, but it’s far, should we stop right where we are and wait to see if there are options around the big overhang that is in front of us or do we decide we came far enough now that we seen the top I am satisfied? We have all been here. Not wanting to go beyond what God can give us strength to do. That’s when you think, do I have enough trust and faith to get all the way there? Or is God telling me to be satisfied with what I have achieved so far?
Turning back is the easy way, you think what you left was great but when you were there it was tough too. Having to face the past isn’t easy and letting it go is harder even still. But I say to you, what could happen if you get to the Mountaintop? I believe Jesus is there waiting for you, you can’t see Him behind that large rock overhang because it’s separating you from unbelief. Stay the course, tough it out and get to the Mountaintop and achieve what God has planned for you.
I see so many people running here and there. They run to the store to get the latest and greatest technology, to the bank to lord over their money and to the things of the world that someday won’t matter very much. All this running going on, like a race to see who can get everything accomplished they set their mind and heart on, until one day they wake up and see that what they ran so hard for is just a dry well.
Underlying this running is running from Christ. They find everything so attractive that they run away from the one who can truly nourish their souls. The well they run to is empty, now seeking more water to drink, they continue to run for things that they think satisfy their lives, but the soul is still craving Jesus, but the sin is covering that sight.
So I say to you who are running… stop and look for the one that can satisfy your soul, the one who is waiting for you to come to Him and be with Him and to have that relationship that you deeply desire, unconditional love that never dries up. Stop running my friend and pray to the one who shed His Blood on the Cross to save you from the running of looking for the world to make you happy. When you find Jesus, you will live.
Matthew 16:26 For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?