Let's say that you're thirsty. I mean, spending-a-month-in-the-desert-and-dehydrated thirsty. You haven't seen any rain to quench your thirst and cool you down. You look up and see some rain on the top of a mountain. You could sit there where you are and wait for the rain to come to you, or you could make the difficult climb and go up the mountain and to the rain clouds.
What do you do?
If you sit there and wait, it's easy and little effort, but the rain may or may not actually come down to where you are. If you climb the mountain it will be difficult and exhausting, but you know that you'll get the rain. You're dying of thirst, so do you sit there or climb?
Faith and our relationship with God are like this. Sometimes it seems like we're in a drought and wonder where the spiritual rain is. Where are the blessings? Where is God? We can see others being blessed, so why not us?
Well, why are you sitting there waiting for it to happen? Make the difficult journey and go to where the rain and the blessings are. Walk closer to God and climb the spiritual mountain. Sitting around won't do anything, so you have to change what you're doing.
Anyone up for some mountain climbing?