Life is full mountains that get in our way from living in the fullness of life meant for us. Those mountains range from being raised by parents who are distracted with their own desires, to personal disabilities to significant loss in life. But here’s what we know about mountains and the obstacles that stubbornly stand in our way—they were meant to be moved. Jesus Christ spoke to His followers about the faith they need to move mountains. This came right after a demoralizing failed attempted to heal a young boy.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.“ Matthew 17:20
Most people see their mountains or obstacles in life as things outside of them and completely fail to see the high peek mountain inside of them. Jesus declared to the disciples, the mountain was not in the young boys condition, but the mountain was towering in the hearts and minds. Think about it, don’t we all have mountains on the inside that need to be moved? Can you see the mountains in the lives of those around you? Some people will never live in the fullness of life because they live with a mountain of guilt or hurt from the past. Some will never live with exceeding joy, because they’ve never tried to move the mountain of anger. Then there are those who live with a mountain of worry that confronts them every time some kind of adversity comes into their lives. Some have mountain ranges of unforgiveness and grudges that will always be there, until by faith they are recognized and removed. The biggest mountain in all of us is the mountain of unbelief, just like the disciples. Think about how blessed the young boy and father would have been had the mountain of unbelief not been in those disciples. Those around you and me will be blessed also when we get busy moving the mountains lodged in our hearts and minds. Do you see a mountain in you? At some point in your life you need to start talking to that mountain and demand in faith it be removed.