The challenge of the trail was the thousand foot gaining series of switchbacks about a mile and a half into the hike.
Endurance was necessary
But the greatest challenge was fear: a fear of heights.
Isn't that always the greatest challenge: fear?
We are all heading into a new week; one more day of rest and the next climb begins.
Some of us have our weeks planned out, our calenders dictating the activities of each day.
But this week I have to leave my calender open for the unknown.
Fears rest in the darkness of the unknown, in the blank spaces of my calender.
I wait this week for doors to open or doors to close,
Until then I am caught in the middle, climbing to the top.
Endurance will be necessary
The facing of the fears of the unknown and allowing God to fill in the blanks will be my challenge.
But that is okay because God is my guide on the journey.
I will trust Him to open the doors and seek His wisdom before walking through them.
If those doors close . . .
I will trust that He is watching over me.
And when I get to the end of the week and look back at the view, no matter where the journey takes me this week . . .
I will see a bigger perspective.
I will find rest in His plans for my life!
And so will you, friend!