What is standing in your way?

The old hymn says, "Is there a mountain in your way? Do doubts and fears abound?  Press on oh hear the Spirit say, This mountain shall come down." (By My Spirit, Almeda Herrick.)

Everyone of us have a mountain in our lives.  The mountains may be different.  They may even be different heights, but it is a mountain none the less.  In Texas there is legitimately no mountains just hills.  The difference between mountains and hills are the heights.  You can testify that what you are facing is more than a hill.  It is mountain.

So what is that mountain?  Is it fear, doubt, finances, sickness?  What is it that keeps you from fulfilling the destiny for your life?  Many people are hindered from seeing their dreams and visions fulfilled because of circumstances.  The enemy of our souls trembles at a man or woman who has a purpose in life.

It is then that he crowds us with fears and doubts.  He whispers in our ears, "you can never do that.  It is impossible.  You don’t have the money.  You are not smart enough.  God could never use you like that."  This is the enemy’s tactic to get you to see that mountain as an obstacle rather than a way to climb to the top.

Zerubbabel was a man in the Old Testament, who had a dream to see the temple rebuilt.  His dream is chronicled in three different books, Zechariah, Haggai and Ezra.  This dream was a God dream but it seemed that the mountain was in His way.

The prophet Zechariah spoke a word from God to Zerubbabel and said, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel; Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.  Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel, you shall become a plain!"

Many of us believe that if God gives us a dream that we have to be the ones to make it happen.  The Lord says it is not by your might or power but by His Spirit that will make it happen.  The Hebrew word for might means strength, power, force.  I know we often try to force that dream to happen. But with God it just happens as His Spirit unfolds the plan.

Then God spoke and said, "O great mountain…you shall become a plain!"  Whatever your mountain is God says it will become a flatland.  Your fears and doubts will be under your feet.  The finances you need to fulfill your purpose will be released into your hands.  You just have to trust and have faith in Him. 

Tommy Barnett says that if we have a God dream it must be bigger than us.  If we can do it in our own ability it is not a God dream.  God wants ownership.  He wants to get the glory for making it happen.  Your mountain shall come down.

Have faith that God can perform the impossible.  It is not alot of faith to believe God for the possible but it is a holy faith that believes Him for the Impossible.  Go for it!  Your  mountain is about to fall as His Spirit goes before you!

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