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.”

  • Rena
    Posted at 10:42h, 30 October Reply

    Love the Sound of Music! LOL. As I was reading this, I was thinking, often we (well, ok, me) get caught up trying to figure out the reason or purpose to having to climb the mountain, and it occurred to me..”it’s just there”. As in, when one ask why someone else climbed Mt Everest, the answer – “it was just there”. While God will bring about His good purpose in everything, we don’t always know it, and I for one, need to learn to rest and trust Him.

  • Marilyn Gray
    Posted at 10:56h, 30 October Reply

    Also, enjoy the view 🙂

  • Robin Bailey
    Posted at 12:55h, 01 December Reply

    I love this Marilyn. This speaks to me right where I’m at, thank you. I also enjoyed really thinking of the song lyrics I’ve sung along with, but never quite reflected on. Thanks for including those as well. You are a gift. Keep up the great writing!

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