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November 12, 2015, 3:20 PM

Turning Mountains Into Molehills

Do you have any dramatic people in your life? There are the kinds of people that can take something that is not a big deal and turn it into something larger than life. If you are married you have probably fought about something for an extended period of time that didn't amount to a hill of beans. You truly turned a molehill into a mountain. Maybe you actually said, NO, to a child of yours and they just couldn't handle it. This one little command is turned into a life-altering disgrace. But what if instead of turning molehills into mountains we turned mountains in molehills?

I was reading the other day and I came across this statement. It's from a book called, Making Disciples, by pastor Ralph Moore. Here is what he says about problems, "I promise you will have problems anytime you do anything of significance. Just get over it and get on with the job at hand. While problems do happen, they are just problems, not the core of ministry. But if you let them, problems can cause you to take your focus off the good and concentrate on failures and mistakes. Do this and you will miss the blessing of the Lord."

Now this quote is in a book written about ministry, discipleship, to be specific. But you can substitute whatever you want for the word, ministry. Substitute...business, family, marriage, school, sports...whatever you do in your life. If you are going to do anything of significance in your life you will have problems. Are you going to allow this problem in your life to become a mountain that is impossible to pass or are you going to deal with it as an expected part of life that just requires a little bit of effort?

I love this passage in Galatians. Paul assumes, from personal experience, that you will have problems. But he also assumes that it's not the end of the world. "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Problems will come your way as you live your life and try to serve God. If you want to get anywhere, if you want to reap the harvest that God has in store for you, you can't give up when the problems come.

I think about hurdlers. Hurdlers have a set of problems in front of them called, hurdles. They must jump over them to finish the race and hopefully win. Can you imagine if a high school trackster stopped at every hurdle and started crying? They would not be long for the hurdles. A hurdler must realize that this hurdle is just part of the race. It's no big deal. It's just something I have to deal with to win. 

The same is true of our problems. They are just a part of the race and we have to get through them, over them, or around them to win the race. 

Make a molehill out of the mountains!


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