29 Oct Mountaintops
Initially, climbing to the top of a mountain can be overwhelming. At times, you can think “it’s not worth it, it’s too hard, there is no way I can make it and survive”. I totally understand. I’ve been there many times in my life. Some of the lies I believed in the past have included, “I am not equipped or trained for that, what if I start to climb and fall, will my team really be there when I need them?”
As I pondered this picture, immediately I saw the skiis. If you have ever skiied, you know that it can be so much fun and exhilerating. The views from the top of the mountains, the anticipation of what the journey will look like, and the terrain of the trails can cause your heart to pump with joy. Notwithstanding, the speed and feeling the cool fresh air blowing in your face.
As I reflect and focus on the joy and not the pain of climbing mountains in my life, I know in my heart that everything will be “worth it”. I want to grow in faith and enjoy the journey rather than focus on the destiination or the struggle.
Let the lyrics of the song, Climb Every Mountain, from the movie “Sound of Music” encourage you.
“Climb every mountain, search high and low, follow every highway, every path you know.
Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, ‘Till you find your dream.
A dream that will need all the love you can give, every day of your life for as long as you live.
Climb every mountain, search high and low, follow every highway, every path you know.”