There is a cartoon about a dog named Droopy, and Droopy’s responsibility was to watch the safe which was full of gold while the sheriff took guard in the other room. Before the sheriff took his position, he instructed Droopy to make a noise or sound if anything were to happen, and he would come in shooting and blasting away.
When the thieves came in to make an attempt to steal the treasure, Droopy set up obstacles that prevented the thieves from stealing the treasure. This is the same method that we as Christians should use in order to protect the treasure the Lord has placed inside of us. We should guard our treasure with everything that is in us because our thief, “the devil” is doing all he can to rob us of the gift of life that the Lord has given us.
When the thieves came in to steal the treasure, they stepped on nails that were in the floor. When they attempted to holler out, they covered their mouths and ran out of the town into the mountain. Each time one of the thieves would do something that would cause them to make a noise, each one would either cover their mouth, or use an empty bottle to transfer the sound, and run to the mountain. The thieves even tied Droopy up in an attempt to get him out of the way, but that didn’t stop Droopy from accomplishing his mission by not allowing the thieves to break in and steal the treasure.
They did this so much that the thieves gave up and turned themselves in to the sheriff. They thieves said what they were going through wasn’t worth stealing that treasure. The thieves put themselves behind bars, and confessed they were outlaws attempting to steal the gold. The sheriff then replied, “I’m sorry boys, I can’t hear a word you’re saying, this battery (in the hearing aid) has been dead a week.)
The point that I am making is when the enemy comes in with an attempt to bind us up, and steal our treasure, we should make our problem run to the mountain. Every situation that is in our life should be forced to go to the mountain. It is there (on the mountain top) where we can release all of our anxieties, worries, frustrations, problems, cares, concerns, heart aches, disappointments, distresses, and whatever life has thrown at us. When we take our problems to the mountain, and keep them there, that problem will eventually have to surrender itself. When that problem surrenders itself, it will place itself right where it belongs, in the bondage that it tried to place on you!!