When we pray, we pray that those mountains in our life will be moved. Yes, God said that through faith, we can move mountains. But what if those mountains didn’t move? What if God doesn’t remove those problems, whether it is family, personal, financial, academic, or emotional problems, you are in right now?
Let us look back on the life of Abraham. God instructed Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Just imagine how Abraham felt, most especially when he and his son we’re climbing on the mountain where Isaac was supposed to be offered. Imagine the burden and the pain in Abraham’s heart. And it’s also hard to tell to his son that he was the one to be offered. And when they were on the summit, God stopped Abraham when he is about to kill his son; at the end, there was a ram and it was replaced Isaac as a sacrifice. (For more info, read Genesis 22:1-19)
Yes there are times that our faith can move mountains, but sometimes, God will not move it instead, he wants us to climb it. Yes people, climb those mountains in life. Just imagine if Abraham retreated when he and Isaac climbing the mountain, will he see the provision waiting on the summit? Once again, it takes faith for you to climb those mountains in your life. What are those mountains you need to climb? Those are your personal, family, financial, academic, and emotional problems. Look what Abraham declared when they were climbing the mountain:
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
– Genesis 22:8
When you are on that certain mountain in your life, don’t quit! Don’t retreat! Continue to climb it, climb it with God. Cling unto Him, trust Him. Continue to climb with him and at the summit of every mountain, you will receive your prize.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
– 2 Timothy 4:7