After I wrote my last article ”The Unknown Destination, I kept thinking about that experience. I realized there was so much left unsaid. When I was going up, all I did was complain. I didn’t even want to talk to my friends. If you know me, you know I love to talk. I had a narrowed focus on my pain.
Thinking back, I realized that I didn’t even take pictures nor did I enjoy the scenery. When I was going down, I took a moment to notice how beautiful everything was, but I didn’t have as much time as going up. I had to rush going down because I had to eat dinner at a certain time and the cafeteria was going to be closed. Mind you, I wrote an article about enjoying the steps and not just the destination before. You would think I know better now.
This new experience taught me to pay attention to what is going on during my journey. I had two choices one to complain or to persevere and enjoy the moment. I chose to complain, and I can’t gain that time back. When you complain, you don’t gain anything other than a narrowed perspective on life. Complaining blurred my vision. Whatever season you are in right now, you can choose to complain or persevere while looking at the bigger picture and soak in every moment. The choice is yours.
I can tell you for a fact that I would have regretted not making it to the top if I turned around. I don’t want you to lose sight of your goals and final destination. No matter how hard things get, remember you are right around the corner. Keeping our analogy of the hike, the last time I wanted to give up, I was so close to the mountaintop. I couldn’t see it. There were so many trees around. The trees portrayed the illusion that I was still far away, yet I was near. On your journey, you will experience doubt. You may have the illusion that you are still far, but if you started you are already one step closer to your destination. When God calls you to do something, he will give you the endurance to do it. I kept telling myself my legs are about to break and now I am laughing at this thought. I am here to tell you to keep pushing. Yes, things will be hard, but giving up halfway through is a disservice to yourself. Keep moving forward your legs will not break.
Please join me on my no complaint challenge this month. Every time you complain, you have to say 2 positive things. If you are a believer, you should repent and pray after each complaint. Example: I can’t believe I’m doing this hike; my legs hurt, I want to go back. I am grateful that I am healthy to hike. It is a privilege to enjoy nature. God forgive me and give me the strength to make it to my destination. Click bere to join the challenge.
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