Your life is like a road trip. The valleys, climbs, twists and turns, and all of its views are a part of God’s overall plan and purpose for your life. Your hopes and dreams are mountaintop experiences. You cannot reach the mountaintop without having to navigate some tough terrain along the way. The immensity of the climb is not intended to harm you, rather to prosper you.
God wants you to succeed even more than you do. The life He’s called you to live is a testament to his amazing grace and faithfulness. As you persevere and succeed, his glory becomes known to all, as there are some things that can only be accomplished through him.
What is impossible for people is possible with God
We cannot fathom the complexity, endurance, sheer magnitude and victory of a mountaintop view without having experienced it ourselves. From the base of the mountain, you can see the peak and the possibility that lies before you. Until you commit to the climb, you can never know God’s power and potential living inside of you.
God wants us to walk in victory with him. He doesn’t intend for us to live only in the flatlands or deserts of life, leading to complacency or depression. God allows us to endure those seasons to point us to a greater future he already has planned. God wants to give you mountaintop experiences.
There is an area in your life where you’ve been circling around the mountain long enough. God is calling you north. The journey to the mountaintop challenges you and it changes you. As you commit your climb to Christ, you start to see and trust the path God has set before you.
The bible tells us that as we surrender our will and desires to Christ we become a new creation – the old life is gone, and a new life has begun. Old thought patterns, habits and disciplines will be tested and refined like silver. You will be brought out of your comfort zone. Old habits that kept you circling around the mountain need to be replaced with disciplines that will equip you for the climb. When in doubt, remember where your strength comes from.
I look up at the vast size of the mountains—from where will my help come in times of trouble? The Eternal Creator of heaven and earth and these mountains will send the help I need. He holds you firmly in place; He will not let you fall.
Psalm 121:1-2 (VOICE)
Every mountain has paths although you may not see them from the valley. Proverbs 3:6 tells us, “In all your ways submit to God and he will make your paths straight”. Tell God you trust him and thank him for always being with you. The assurance of your trust in Him will keep you moving forward as you face uncertainties. Committing the climb to Christ allows him to train and equip you for the terrain ahead. He’s developing the character needed to sustain you once you reach your mountaintop.
I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; God don’t let me down.
I’ll run the course you lay for me, if you’ll just show me how.
Psalm 119:31-32 (MSG)
To learn more about what to do when you’ve reached your mountaintop, watch our Road Trip message series.