So even though I still have the bugs 10 years later on my bathroom floor because God chose not to move that mountain I'm going to continue to climb that thang. I'm not going to let the enemy distract me or try to steal my joy today with this headache.
Being in full time ministry for 27 years there have been several times the enemy has tried to steal my joy. But I know who the winner is in the end and I'm not going to give up climbing that mountain no matter how big it seems some days.
What mountain are you climbing right now? Maybe it's just a small hill or maybe it's the biggest mountain you have ever seen. My husband, Jim, always says just Hebrews 12:2it. I know there is no such verse as 12:2it, but that is My JIM. He is just an ordinary man that God has used to touch several lives in his own way. Hebrews 12:2 says "fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Don't fix your eyes on that small hill or that big mountain, fix your eyes on Jesus and just glance at the hill or mountain. If you Hebrews 12:2it, I'm positive, He will wrap HIS arms around you and carry you up that mountain one step at a time.
I hope that you can take my writing today and use it somehow to help you find JOY in your journey. We all have our own journey but if we let God direct our step in our journey it's so much easier to walk through it.