“You are Making Mountains Out of Mole Hills!”
Have you ever heard the phrase, “You are making Mountains out of mole hills?” If you have not, I assure you that I have this heard more times than I like to admit. I confess that I come from a line of them. I have come to understand this to mean that one has a tendency to make a big ordeal out of something that someone else would consider to be trivial. Some might call this ruminating which is to hold on to a hurt and let it fester. This is also what unforgiveness looks like. God recently brought to light the fact that I was guilty of this and reminded me of a book that I read some time back about steps to forgiveness and reconciliation, “Forgiving and Reconciling Bridges to Wholeness and Hope,” by Everett Worthington, JR, copyright 2003.
I am also reminded of several scripture verses on forgiveness and peace. Romans 12:18, If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. It is my responsibility to live at peace with others. I must make the effort. Colossians 3:13b, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. There again, it is on me to forgive. Jesus died for me before I asked Him. He forgave me and now I, too, must forgive. With His help, I can choose to forgive because on my own I am not able. Forgiving is freeing because I give up the mental space that making mountain out of mole hills uses. Grace is amazing and I need to turn my eyes to Jesus.
I know that with prayer and mining God’s Word for insight I can overcome my tendency to make mountains out of mole hills. This will make me a better person and friend. I pray: Dear Lord Jesus, please help me overcome my tendency to make mountains out of mole hills. Give me the courage to make this change and the grace to forgive. Amen