Ever feel like you are treading water? Stuck in the mire of situations that have virtually paralyzed you?
Feel like what is in front of you is the greatest obstacle you have ever faced? 'Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; for you are with me."
Virtually every time we are faced with adversity, we can pull out a scripture and it is a help in getting us through those dire moments when
fear takes its hold on us. In addition there are songs, words of others, books and inspirational programs that can aid us in positive thinking.
How about God's Holy Spirit that is in us when we accept his son as our savior, can he inspire us to get through it?
We often ignore the fact that Jesus left us with a comforter, a counselor, a guide and a mountain climber that has never seen a mountain
high enough that couldn't be climbed. "Say to this mountain move...and it shall be moved." No doubt on our own power we can move nothing
of importance, but with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, we can move mountains. For us, the biggest challenge is to call on this power that
exists within us as children of God to inspire us, to lift us above mere mountains and help us "soar on the wings of eagles" when we are too
tired to even walk.
Words can influence us in great ways, but the action of a living part of God puts words into action. What I think God expects of me is to soar
even when the clouds of doubt dominate the landscape of life, to believe that He is with me and that if I put my trust in Him as my pilot, we can navigate the mountain top without crashing into it. "Oh ye of little faith...", and how often do I doubt, only to be reminded that I am redeemed and reborn to fly.
What is your mountain today? Guess who really knows how to climb it, move it, and make you feel really good inside about overcoming it?
Hint: It's not Dr. Phil, Oprah or Tony Robbins. They might help find the mountain you need to climb, but they won't climb it with you!
Let's sing it...."Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no river deep enough....to keep me away from you" Oh wait, that's actually God singing that to us through His Holy Spirit!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.