Cindy Grasso

Move

What is standing in your way? What is the main obstacle that is preventing you from moving forward? It most likely isn’t a task or a person but a mindset. A mindset supported by an old lie that replays in the background of your mind like a stuck record. Maybe it is “I can’t ” or “I don’t have enough time, energy, resources, etc…” or my personal favorite, “Things will never change, it will always be this way.” The disciples came across a “can’t do” in Matthew 17 and asked Jesus why. He replied with this: “Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, “Move!” and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” (Matthew 17:20 MSG)

When we lived in Northern California it was about an hour and a half to drive up to Tahoe. One winter, we drove up the mountain to see if there was snow to get for our Student Ministries Christmas Party. There wasn’t any snow that year but it was a nice drive to take with the family. As we drove on the mountain road flanked by pine trees, I thought, “I don’t want this mountain to be moved, that would freak me out.”

Jesus wasn’t saying that we need to apply our faith to moving the landscape of the earth around us, He was trying to make a point. He was saying that it is not the mountains that are in the wrong place, it is our perception of God’s power that is. God’s power is so pure and awesome that a tiny bit of it will rearrange the landscape of our lives. Jesus brought the reality of God’s love into people’s lives by healing them, feeding them, and dealing with their demons.

What is standing in your way today? The mountains around you don’t need to be moved but your mindset does. Maybe you need a major shift in the landscape of your attitude. Have you succumbed to fear? I am praying that today you bring Jesus into the middle of your perception of the problems before you. That is where He is – in the middle of it. He has already given you His authority to defeat the lie, apply the truth and move the immovable mindset before you.

Take God seriously. Apply faith. Move mountains.

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