There are days which stretch our physical and mental capabilities. We are forced by circumstances to reach deep within ourselves and find Wonder Woman or Superman. The only way I know to do that is to tether myself to my Creator and climb the mountain set before me. If I lift my eyes in those moments when the rock-strewn path starts to fall beneath my feet and call out to Him, my fear dissipates. I become calm and unafraid. I forget my physical limitations and draw from His strength. He is always there to sustain me.
When challenges along the way seem too big to overcome, I remember who I am and Who is travelling with me. I forget any negative thought that I have mental or physical limitations. When faced with an obstacle I have no way of going around or through or over, all I need is a little faith and an humble prayer and “POOF!” the obstacle disappears.
Many in this world do not understand this kind of power. The power of God-given strength, determination and unwillingness to give up is readily available to everyone. All it takes is faith the size of a mustard seed. I learned this from my Savior, Jesus Christ.
When that mountain looms ahead larger than when I started out, I try to remember what the view is from the summit. It is amazing to look back and see what I have accomplished and look forward to see the beauty looming ahead and behold a majestic scene filled with awesome unlimited potential.
During the climb my physical, mental and spiritual being grows in endurance. I literally feel younger than a sexagenarian when I’ve overcome the bounds of doubt, fear and inhibition. I’ve grown. It’s been a productive day of feeling more alive than I’ve felt in a long time! I’ve found through Him I can do anything. I can reach any goal. All I have to do is see myself through His perception of who I am and not my own.
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