How to Climb a Mountain

MountainFor precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: Isaiah 28:9

Some days I feel like my vision for this website is like an extremely high mountain. Along with it there are so many other things to accomplish, so many ideas running through my mind, I wonder would I ever see this to the end. This thought I have to take captive, for with it comes the tendency of frustration which can lead to discouragement, if left unchecked. How will I conquer my mountain without loosing my mind in worry and frustration? I particularly like the advice given by Elizabeth George, in her book Loving God with All Your Mind.
She wrote…

“Like completing a run, living today begins with preparation, planning, and prayer. But once those things are done, we must then proceed, one step at a time, one task at a time, by focusing our energy on each job as it comes up during the day. this focus helps us to successfully scale the mountain of today and not worry about the mountain of tomorrow. It helps us live each day to the max.”

Have you ever looked at your life and just feel plain overwhelmed by the sheer gap between where you are and where you want to be? Welcome to the club, but this one has decorated its walls with hope. Take the advice from the verse above and what was quoted, do it bit by bit. Don’t bite off more that you can chew. It’s good to keep your eye on your vision, but quell the anxiety that may surface when it seems way too distant, by being thankful for where you are and how much you have already accomplished. Even if all that you have accomplished is just deciding to get it done.

Make this thanksgiving a daily habit. At evenings, prayerfully think about and note down what you can do to take you one step closer to attaining your vision. then determine a time of the day when you can focus on it, if it is something that is outside your normal routine. When evening comes around again, look back and see how much did you accomplish that day. Take the time and express gratitude to God and prayerfully determine one more step you can take the next day. Note it and repeat. If on one of the days you felt like you did not do anything that will get you closer to your vision, still give thanks for how far you have come and determine one thing you may be able to accomplish the next day. Unless you are blessed with extra time I would not suggest trying compensate by deciding to do a great number of tasks in the allotted time. Personally, doing that has a tendency to back fire on me.

May God bless you with every good success.


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