Have you ever found yourself hysterically scratching, excessively grabbing, intensely pulling yourself up the hill of life, only to unexpectedly lose your grip or footholds and fall from the peak? Wherever you may be, we’ve all experienced this abrupt fall, the sudden callback, the rediscovered pain, the reckless reminder of brokenness.
To summarize the above said, we can simply say relapsed reminders. Have you ever tried to walk/run up a wet or muddy hill? It’s nearly impossible, always slipping back, struggling to keep your footing, only to slide further and further away from the top. In these moments of struggle, in these moments where we find ourselves stuck in the same place as before, our pace is delayed, but now our focus is tactfully reexamined and reimplemented into finding sturdier ground, with each step cautious and more sensible than before.
It’s in these moments when we fall from the peak, when we fall from the near top, whatever your personal metaphor may be, we can choose how and where we take our next step. Will you continue to claw your way up, only to risk falling again, or are you simply going to keep falling…and falling…and falling?
Recently, God has exponentially been moving in and around my life and as I reexamine my past and my current state of affairs, I quickly realize how much I’ve carelessly disappointed, thoughtlessly hurt, and recklessly dealt with situations. At the time, I never had these moments of falling from the peak, I never had these feelings of “what am I doing” or “why did I just say/do that.” When I fall down now, I promptly diagnose and distinguish the factor/s that led to the fall.
I can only point to one thing, I now have the ultimate lead climber, and that is Jesus Christ. When I fall, I can be reassured He will always catch me, He will always be right there saying, “it’s ok, you can climb, do not fear, for I am with you.”
For all the falls, for all the inevitable mistakes I’ve made each day, I’ve learned the hard way; forgive yourself and forgive the ones around you because this life is getting shorter and shorter each day, so why hold onto these burdens, why not give your regrettable grievances and excess baggage to the Lord?
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.-Psalm 55:22
So the next time you fall, turn to God, for He is the only one who can put you on the right course to conquer your mountain.