TODAY THE WORDS are UP AGAINST A WALL. Life is a funny adventure. One day, we can be flying high, soaring like birds or a sailboat gliding with the wind and then; the next day we can be crawling like a snail and each step seems to take hours. Life can have us laughing until our sides hurt; life can also grab us by the seats of our pants and throw us against a wall. We can find ourselves jammed and unable to move with a situation taking precedent over the happy times. When our faces are pressed into the wall of life, our eyes cannot see anything but the hard, unyielding wall. In other words, we see the problem and not a solution. I see rock climbers and their abilities to hold on to a small jutting rock and climb to the next rock. The climbers are fixed on an immediate step and do not try to fixate on the entire wall. This brought a thought to me on how we can use this concept in our lives and is the deeper thought for today…..If a situation seems impossible to either turn away from the very thing which is keeping us from going forward; we may have to climb this obstacle wall, one rock at a time. How many times in life have we seemed to be overwhelmed by a large obstacle or situation and if we allow ourselves to be frustrated; we never overcome what is going on. If we however, make an effort to hold on to the small components which are controllable; we start the climb. Oh, we might have to change direction a time or two and we might seem to be losing our hold; we can however, climb the wall one hand grip at a time. One quick question for those who find themselves against a wall; the view facing the wall may be limited but a turn of the head can give an entirely different outlook, right? Let’s not be stubborn and keep staring at the wall and let’s see if we can see a way around the wall by a quick turn of our head. Life can be interesting; life can be frustrating; life can be fun; and life is to be fulfilled with our best efforts! Live life; love life; and live and love life to the fullest.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
English Standard Version (ESV)
12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(A)”>hunger, abundance and <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”>need. 13 I can do all things <span class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(C)”>through him who strengthens me.
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