Only a Mountain!
“This is only a mountain; you don’t have to find your way around it. Tell it to move, it’ll move. Tell it to fall, it’ll fall.”
As I was listening to this song on the radio today I finally realized what Matthew 17:20 was talking about when Jesus says “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” I’ve always read this verse with some confusion as to specific application, but while listening to Only A Mountain by Jason Castro
today I realized God has shown me firsthand what this verse means in the past few months.
Our ministry team has been in the beginning phases of putting together an apologetics conference for next summer, here in Jacksonville. We have no experience in this area, but it is a passion inspired by God and so we’ve moved forward. There have been a lot of obstacles and many things we’ve had to overcome. Now I love having everything laid out and planned with no surprises, so when we’ve hit these roadblocks, I usually become anxious and start strategizing all the ways that we can try and get over or around the mountain before us. Yet every time I’m drawn back to God, when it appears we’ve hit a dead end and I realize I can’t strategize us out of the particular situation, I take a step back, pray and see where God leads (which of course should be my initial reaction). Guess what happens EVERY time! Sure enough, God moves the mountain! He doesn’t just help us find a way around it, exhausting ourselves in the process; he drops the mountain to rubble and shows us the breathtaking beauty of the other side!
This is what Jesus is speaking of in Matthew. If you’re facing a mountain and trying to figure out a way around it, call on the creator of all things, lay the issue at his feet and allow Him to move the mountain, allow him to turn the issue into rubble and show you the breathtaking beauty on the other side. For if you call upon God in faith, truly believing he can and will handle your mountain, I promise you, your mountain WILL move!