Mountains Out of Mole Hills?

Mountains Out of Mole Hills

“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.

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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.

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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


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