For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Some of the most important times in our lives happen when mountains suddenly appear, blocking us, at least momentarily, from continuing on the path we are plodding. Our focus is redirected. Though our view is changed and all we seem to be able to see is the obstacle looming before us, it is import for us to have the right perspective – to see beyond the obvious – and position our sights on the glorious, the Glorious One.
Earlier this year a huge mountain appeared before me, taunting me and daring me to continue on my present path. It was overwhelming to say the least. But as I stared at the mountain, as if my glare would make it suddenly disappear, I sensed the Lord directing me to take a few steps back, get a different perspective, and see what He could and would do. As I did, I began to see the beauty in the mountain, the obstacle. I began to see the Lord’s lovingkindness as He revealed to me my path isn’t blocked, it is changed. His path is one of abundance, righteousness, and peace. It is life-giving. It is not a dead-end. As I quieted my heart before Him and started walking the new path, a new hope and vision came into view.
Sometimes mountains don’t need to be removed. So enjoy the view as a redirection occurs.