Have you ever found yourself intently focused on or consumed by something? It could be a challenging workload, a serious health concern or surgery you have to face, a job interview, a new assignment, an audition, an upcoming test, a family matter, or a financial situation that causes you to take a hard look. I had a situation that I kept looking at recently. I was staring at it trying to figure it all out, cover all my bases, prepare and think everything through. I was staring at my mountain telling myself, this is not going to be an easy climb. I stared at my valley experience and thought, I don’t want to go through this all alone. I needed help and I didn’t really know how to ask for it because all I could see was the matter that was right in front of me. I found a better way to focus and view this mountain in my mind. I determined to look instead of stare. Staring stalls me. If I stare at my problems, difficulties, life issues and concerns too long I don’t make progress. I get nowhere when I stare. When I look to God and ask Him for help, He provides knowledge and wisdom to move forward. I don’t have to have it all figured out. I don’t have to worry about the outcome. I learned a valuable lesson which was to see clearly, I must look to the hills instead of staring at my mountains. Psalm 121 says my Help comes from the Lord. That’s comfort food for me. I am satisfied knowing that the Lord is keeping me in every situation.