Are You Facing a Mountain?

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:14-16

Within these verses God has given us the recipe for overcoming the mountainous situations that we will often face within our lives.

First of all, we must be committed to walk in the truth of God’s Word no matter what. This may require us to examine ourselves and to ask God to reveal any lies or untruths we are currently believing about our situation or ourselves. In our heart we must desire to believe only the truth and therefore speak only the truth.

Secondly, we must cover our hearts against the devices of the enemy. During difficult and challenging times we need to guard against emotional upheavals that harden our hearts and/or that allow hurt, fear, or disappointment to enter in and take up residence.

Thirdly, make sure you have the right shoes on to trample the enemy under your feet. We must know the Word of God for it is quick, and powerful.  “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you.” … (Isaiah 55:12). As we stay and walk in peace, trusting in our Heavenly Father, rejoicing in all things, even the mountains will sing!

Above all, Believe! Trust! Stand! Do as God instructs you to do through His word or by the leading of His Holy Spirit. Then you will be enabled to quench every fiery dart of the wicked one that is trying to keep you from crossing over your mountain.

Heavenly Father help us to apply the armor of God and its full implementation that we may be equipped to conquer every mountain that sets itself before us.