Are mountains TOO high?

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


My daughter, Hart, at the age of four, believed she could do anything. The entire world was between her fingers. There was no mountain too high – river too wide – valley too low (you know the song). Hart was grounded in goodness and value. And she often sang at the top of her lungs, “I’ve got the whole world in MY hands,” never realizing her wording wasn’t quite right.

Hart’s confidence while doing anything from a flip on the trampoline to learning to ride a bike reiterated the determination that she could do it.  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 too.

Until somewhere somebody told us a lie. The lie that 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.

The simple truth

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.

Our thoughts

I read the results of a study that 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 thinks 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 beginning with fresh and new ones. 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.”

Change to positive

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!

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