A mountain, in life, is not necessarily a hard place or a tough situation. It could mean a place of refuge, an inheritance, a place of meeting/waiting, a place of provision, an obstacle or a place of prayer.
Joshua 2:16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way. (a place of refuge)
Joshua 14:12-15 12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the Lord will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the Lord said. 13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. 14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel. 15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war. (An inheritance)
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! (A place of meeting/waiting)
Psalms 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. (A place of protection)
Haggai 1:8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will be glorified, saith the Lord. (A place of provision)
Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. (An obstacle).
1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains , and have not charity, I am nothing. (An obstacle)
Matthew 17:1 – 2 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, ²And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his rainment was white as the light. (A place of prayer.)
We all agree on the significance of the last mountain. A place of prayer. A place where our inner being has communion and deep fellowship with its Creator. A place of renewal, refreshment and revival.
However, there are other mountains that we need to face. Do not flow with the masses & claim what everyone else is claiming, at times the M is silent.
Introspect, identify the mountain and act.