“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, Do you believe that I am able to do this? And they said unto Him, yes, Lord.” – Matthew 9:28.

I am not a mountain climber.

Oh, I enjoy hiking out in the wild with loved ones. But I’m not fond of the soreness that settles in halfway up.

My normal physical regimen (which is non-existent) doesn’t suit me well for those moments.

And so, it’s very easy to think to myself. We’ve climbed far enough. We can head back down now. We don’t need to reach the top.

What usually keeps me going is the realization that I will miss an opportunity to see what’s at the top if I turn back. Being very competitive (and stubborn), I usually press on.

 

Faith Opportunities

 

Sometimes when the Lord challenges me to climb a spiritual mountain, I fail to view it similarly. Instead I say this to myself.

There’s no way I’ll make it over all these obstacles.

I’m worn out.

The climb isn’t worth it.

“Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened…” – Matthew 9:29-30a.

I don’t want to miss out on the miracles Jesus wants to do because I view faith opportunities as worthless or impossible obstacles.

So, today, I will be thankful for those faith opportunities. I will find gladness in the fact that it’s Jesus who’s led me to the mountain He intends to eventually remove. To find rest in the companionship I find with Him as I follow His loving plan.

Maybe you’re facing some faith opportunities today, but you’ve been looking at them as problems. Right now would be a good time to change your perspective 🙂 Spend some time with Jesus soon so He can open your eyes too.