Challenges in life are just mountains, and there are many ways to overcoming life challenges.
A mountain signifies, in its literal sense, a landmass the projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill.
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In other words, it is a large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres). Overcome challenges in life.
As the case may be, a mountain connotes a large amount of something, or figuratively, a difficult task.
However, in the context of this study, a mountain does not imply a raised part of the earth, but situations in our lives which we often find unconquerable, or difficult to overcome.
These mountains, which may emerge in any part of our lives, often serve as impediments and obstacles on our way to attain greater heights in our endeavours. Whenever there is a mountain ahead, stagnancy is in view.
Mountains in the life of a Christian may cause such Christian to be depressed, or even frustrated with sustaining his faith in Christ. Therefore, it is crucial that we know how to overcome any mountain in our lives.
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There are several ways of dealing with mountains. Some of these ways are as follows:
1. Turning back:
So many Christians act like the Israelites contemplated in Number 14. Whenever there is a mountain on their way, they turn their back and go in the opposite direction. This is an acutely bad approach of dealing with mountains.
2. Climbing over:
Another way of dealing with mountains is to climb over them. This approach would definitely require a lot of patience, perseverance, time, endurance etc.
3. Digging Tunnels:
Exodus 14: 21 explains how God made a way for the Israelites by dividing the red sea, so that a dry land appear. God solved a gargantuan mountain of hindrance by making a way through it.
4. Blasting out:
Some mountains we experience in life just require us to blast them out. The Israelites experienced this with the war of Jericho. Joshua 6:20. Blasting out mountains requires steadfast faith in God.
Jesus’ teaching makes it known to us that we have the authority to relocate mountains. Mark 11:22-23.
6. Walking through:
Sometimes, as Christians, we can walk through life without having to care about any mountain. This act shows our faith that God would take care of any mountain before us. Exodus 14:15_”And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward”
7. Flying over:
Ultimately, we can fly over hindrances and obstacles on our way. Isaiah 40:31_”But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Getting through any mountain in life is a miracle, a very big one. But certain criterion has to be met before we can experience this miracle. This criterion is to ‘Wait upon the Lord’. Waiting on the Lord is the key to overcoming all mountains, their size notwithstanding.
Through Jesus Christ, God has made provisions for us to overcome any mountain in our lives. See you at the very top!