March 22

Written by Bill Grandi on March 22nd, 2021

I’m sure you’ve heard or maybe used the phrase, “You make a molehill into a mountain.” The opposite is what we truly want to happen (and what God often does): “He makes a mountain into a molehill.”

Back to the original statement of “a molehill into a mountain.” Small things loom large. Small holes are made into mountains by worry, fear, and rebellion.

Here is an interesting connection for you. Moses is opposed by two magicians at the start of the plagues in Egypt-the Nile turning to blood, and the frogs taking over. They were able to duplicate the plagues but not remove them. Paul gives us their names in 2 Timothy 3:8-9. Their names were Jannes and Jambres. They opposed the truth, put up counterfeits, and rejected Moses’ warnings. Eventually, they slithered off in disgrace (Ex.9:11) but very possibly convinced Pharaoh to pursue the Israelites and drowned with him and the army.

Application: In our lives-sometimes daily-we have our Jannes and Jambres. Let’s give them different names: fear, anxiety, anger, rebellion, and others opposed to God’s work. Molehills become mountains because we allow the tools of the enemy to take root in our lives. What is interesting is Jannes and Jambres could duplicate the plagues but not get rid of them. That tells us the enemy of our souls can cause havoc but has no power to take it away (not that he would want to). He brings the mountain; God does the removing.

Two statements come to mind. I have a magnet on my file cabinet at the office which I have for more year than I can remember:

The faith to move mountains is the reward of those who have moved little hills.

The other is a Tolkien quote via Gandalf:

The power of Sauron is still less than fear makes it.

Don’t let your molehill become a mountain. Let God take your mountain and make it into a molehill.

“Father, may I give you my complete trust in all my circumstances, especially when the molehill threatens to become a mountain.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    I think our mind is used by the enemy in these cases to develop 100’s of “what if” scenarios, none of which come to fruition. If the enemy can keep us focused on the circumstances, it cripples our impact for God.

    Been there, done that, burnt the t-shirt.

    Ryan S.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I agree Ryan. The enemy is good at diverting our attention to things less important.

  2. Amen, Bill! It’s all too easy to see the mountains when fear enters the picture. Let us trust God to turn them into molehills.

  3. jeff says:

    Hey Bill
    I’m Back to see what you are up too. As you know I think “The Enemy” is a bogus boogey man”. I’m pretty sure there is no invisible friend in the sky that is going to make your threatened mountain into anything except your own issue. This is not an invisible friend solution. If a person has a real issue they need to get professional help.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Hey Jeff! Every time I go home I glance over and see your place (until the trees get leaves) and wonder how you are doing as well. As you can guess, I disagree with you on the bogus boogey man as well as the invisible friend in the sky. But I do agree that sometimes professional help is needed. But as you can imagine, I also don’t think the one you call “invisible” is that at all. Perhaps we can’t see Him physically (we can’t) but to me, and in my way of thinking, he is very real and does care about what happens to us. Nevertheless, it is good to hear from you. Haven’t seen you at the Y either.