I watched as my two-year old nephew got into the kitchen. I wondered what he wanted to do. To my utter amazement, I saw him gently and easily reached out to the kitchen slab, dropped his plate of food and left. I told my wife; “This boy has really grown, the height of the slab is no longer a problem for him.”

Friend, there is the power that moves mountain and there is also the power that moves you to move over the mountains. Both powers are from God and are provided for in scriptures; one is called miracle, the other is called responsibility. One is a function of faith, the other is a function of growth. Stop trying to move by faith what you should grow past. Mountains don’t grow but you can grow.

“For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall” (Psalms 18:29). The walls won’t move yet you would make progress. Not all problems are designed to go, some are designed to grow you. There are stuff you would have to go through because of where you are going to (Psalms 23:4, 2 Corinthians 12:7-9).

When mountains don’t move by faith, they are simply waiting for you to grow. One sign of growth is that what used to be a problem or mountain yesterday is no longer one today. If you keep grappling with the same problem every time, check your growth. The devil is not as powerful as you think, your growth is the issue (Galatians 4:1-2).

“…But when you have become restless, you will break off his yoke from your neck” (Genesis 27:40). As long as Esau remains comfortable with the servitude he was under, struggle continues. His deliverance was in his hands; he would need to grow restless. Lasting deliverance comes by growth not by laying of hands; your emptiness may be the reason for your continued demonic attack (Luke 11:24-26).

Contrary to what we have always taught, the “anointing” in Isaiah 10:27 is not something external. It is not by laying of hands. It is your personal anointing. It would be “because you have grown fat…” Growth is an anointing that breaks yokes and causes you to go past your mountain. Pay attention to your growth this season. Plan it, don’t wish it. If you don’t grow, you would groan (Genesis 27:40).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria