COMMON SENSE BE-ATTITUDES
Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves: they will always have entertainment.
According to the Bible account in the book of Genesis, Noah's Ark came to rest over 4300 years ago on the
mountains of Ararat
You know the old saying about making a mountain out of a molehill? I have a picture in my mind of what that looks like. And it is not pretty.
Mountains are breathtaking to behold. They inspire awe of God’s creation and the magnificence of who He must be to have created them.
And then there is the molehill. It is small and unnoticeable, except to the mole, for which it is home.
As we get older it is not difficult to see more and more barriers rising before us as our age advances. Excuses are more frequently found and taking it easy can become your watchword. Molehills can quickly become mountains, if we want them to.
In life we often consider various obstacles we run up against as a kind of mountain. These emotional, spiritual, or even physical mountain challenges can seem very large and almost insurmountable at times, or at the very least difficult to get around without a lot of sacrifice. This can leave a person feeling exhausted or overwhelmed once they get past the easier, marked out bits to the more difficult climb to the summit of their issue.
People get upset by all manner of things, such as someone saying or doing the wrong thing. Rather than placing a value judgement about what is or isn't important to any other person in regard to personal struggles or life obstacles, what if we encouraged each other that by faith we can overcome both mountains and molehills alike?
Better yet, what if we offered to carry each others burdens, pray in faith together for obstacles to be removed, and walk alongside each other in love and encouragement. Perhaps then some of those mountains would actually be reduced to mole-hills and people would begin to see the success of their journey.
Today I'm very thankful that I can admire a smile and forget a scowl. I'm thankful I can enjoy the small things in life that make it truly beautiful and fulfilling.
On this THANKFUL Thursday, I hope you'll find yourself on that sunlit path.