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Are Mountains TOO High?

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I think most of us, if we’re honest, simply want to be reassured our existence matters. Somewhere, somehow, some place, we must add value to a world which ticks away time and tells us what we lack and why we lack it.

At the age of four, she can do anything. The entire world is held between her fingers. There is no mountain too high – river too wide – valley too low (you know the song). My granddaughter is grounded in goodness and value. Recently, she has proclaimed to have strawberry powers and wears a pink Cinderella glove on her hand to keep her from turning everything into a strawberry.

While pedaling up the hill of my driveway she stops, extends her arms, and proclaims, “You can do it, Hallie.” Always pushing through – always striving to do better – move faster – learn more – be more. I used to be that way too – and probably you did also.

Until somewhere somebody told us a lie. The lie which says there are mountains too high, rivers too wide, and valleys too low. Superheroes do not exist. And, you really can’t do it. Even if you try.

I am here today to tell you 3 simple words, “You are AMAZING!”

Want to know why? Because there is no other human being on this planet like you. Stop and consider what I just said. Some of us are unkind to ourselves. We feed ourselves a negative narrative and before long, we believe that narrative.

“I will never get this done.”

“I don’t have the skills to do this.”

“I am ugly.”

” I am stupid.”

“No one likes me.”

“I’ve accomplished nothing in my life.”

“People think I’m a joke.”

The sentences can fill pages upon pages of narrative, and if you are honest with your beautiful self, you’ve said these horrific words once or twice or millions of times to that incredible reflection in the mirror.

I read the results of a study which concluded any given day we think 50,000 thoughts. OK…I think more than that. My mind is this constant barrage of thoughts intertwining and running all over each other. Of those 50,000 thoughts, the average person only things 10,000 positive thoughts. That means 80% of our thoughts are either negative or worthless?

The good news is we can control those thoughts. We can make it better by stopping the negative mantras we’ve been telling ourselves since we were quite young and start fresh and new. Philippians 4:8 tells us, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Instead of “I will never get this done” try – “I am more than capable of getting this done.”

Instead of “I don’t have the skills to do this” try – “I am more than equipped.”

Instead of “People think I’m a joke” try – “It only matters what God thinks I am. He created me to be purposed, unique, and filled with abundant goodness.”

Write a positive sentence each morning to yourself. Start with this one, “God adores me; therefore, I adore myself.”

You Are Amazing! Climb those mountains! You’ve Got This!

Written by Nora Hatchett Almazan

July 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm