Do you ever find yourself going around the same mountain over and over again? (And over again?) Over the last 4 months, I have had several situations happen in my life that all evoked the same initial response from me. All of these situations are different, but I have reacted the same way to all of them. I have reacted to all of them with a prideful attitude. It unfortunately took me months to recognize this! I had been looking at each situation with a “Why does this keep happening to me?” attitude and not looking at my prideful reaction instead.
I kept going around the same mountain, over and over again. This got me thinking about this song. When I realized what I had been doing, I got this picture in my mind of satan singing this song every time I reacted prideful in these situations. He loves to watch us go around the same mountain of pride (or whatever lie we may be believing), because as long as we go around that same mountain, we are settling for less than God’s best for us.
If you notice that you keep having to deal with the same type of situation over and over again, pay attention to your reaction and the feelings that come with it. This could be God trying to get your attention! God tests all of our hearts, and we will take the same test over and over again until we pass it. He will take as much time as needed to get all of the junk out of our hearts when we let Him. He has been testing me over and over again, and pride has come to the surface every time. He wants me to surrender this pride to Him so He can take it out of me. I always thought the issue was someone or something else, but it was the pride in my heart. Unfortunately, it took me months to recognize this, but now I know to be on the lookout! The next time I come across a situation that makes me feel prideful, I will recognize it and immediately hand it over to God. I WILL pass the next test and stop going around this mountain! Will you?
Have you been going around the same mountain over and over again?