Mountain Climbers

The last few days have been some of the most hectic and stressful days I have experienced in a long time. I am trying to navigate through some issues that are difficult and not easy to navigate through. While doing such it is easy to be snappy and rude. One starts to feel like the whole world is against them and that life is a mountain to climb. You can see the peak but the trail is rocky, narrow and steep. The mistake is to look back and think it might be worth it to take the easier road. The trail with no resistance looks like the best choice. The danger lies not in the stress of the climb but the decision to retreat.

Look around and be encouraged at the blessings that God has given you. Find inspiration in the goodness of God. Remember His faithfulness and praise Him. Look at others and notice their plight. Feel for them and you will quit feeling sorry for yourself!

Today I watched a homeless man as he climbed under a bridge. I know he has been living under that bridge for at least two years. He walks through the day and shivers through the night. He isolated himself from others and moves through life alone. Maybe somewhere in his journey he looked down his mountain and decided to quit climbing. Maybe someone blocked him from his journey and this is the best he can do. I don’t know but I do know that all of us must decide to not quit and not get discouraged. Keep climbing, keep praising and keep loving and helping others! You will reach the peak one day. But don’t be surprised if when you reach that peak you realize it is just a foothill of the real mountains to come! But God made us to take mountains not mountains to take men!

Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

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