Deliverance or dominance?

View of Mt. McKinley of the Denali National Park.

What proverbial mountain is staring down at you right now?

How intimidatingly tall is it?

How much of your world has it cast in shadow?

What would it look like if God leveled it for you?

What would it look like if He helped you climb it?

Sometimes, like in Zerubbabel’s case, God displays His power by smashing our mountains down to flattened out plains before us. “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground.” (Zechariah 4:7)

At other times, like in Habakkuk’s case, He displays His power by teaching us how to climb. “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to tread on the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19)

I personally prefer the smashing option; however, I’ve learned by now that sometimes when I want deliverance He prefers to teach me dominance. I would rather have the mountain flatten out under my feet, but sometimes He wants me to trek to its peak.

The funny thing is that either way the mountain ends up under my feet.

Don’t lose heart today if your mountain looks like Pike’s Peak in the sun. Pray for deliverance, train for dominance, and get ready to set up camp on its snowy summit.

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