Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!



2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)




Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mountains

Mountains
We all have mountains in our lifes.  Mine are different from your's I am sure.  It is how we face those mountains that make a different.

This is borrowed from Dr. Bob Griffin a former Pastor of ours:
Diary on Weight Loss (and other Mountains)

Sunday, Jan. 1 - I tried to climb the mountain today.  As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.

Monday, Jan. 2 - I tried to climb the mountain today.  But,  It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.

Tuesday, Jan. 3 - I tried to climb the mountain today.  On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.

Wednesday, Jan. 4 - I was ready to climb the mountain today.  But I had so many other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed the car, mowed the grass and watched the big game,  Today the mountain will have to wait.

Thursday. Jan. 5 - I was going to climb the mountain today.  But as I stared at the mountain in all its majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.

Friday, Jan. 6 - I had forgotten all about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately.  I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday.  I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.

He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain.  For the longest time I told myself I was going to try and climb it but never made any progress.  I almost let the dream of making it to the top die.  I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could.  One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream then all my dreams would eventually die."

He continued, "The next morning, I started my climb.  It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit.  But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace.  When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking.  When the voices inside my head screamed, 'stop!' I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight.  I kept moving forward.  I could not quit because I knew I had come to far to quit to stop now.  Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey.  I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN,"

"I have to be going," my friend said.  "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams.  By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"

I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."

Saturday, Jan. 7 -

1 comment:

  1. Just a follow up. I have been wondering why my little mountains seem so big. I have climbed a number of mts. since I posted this at the present I can thing of only two that I must climb. March 7 climb one of those mountains today Sally. My goal

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