You appear daunting and cause my weakness to seem somewhat magnified. I look at you and cannot help but feel initial intimidation. I see your jagged rocks, your thin ledges—do you see my frailty?
I look back at the peaks of my past, and I realize that the feeling of fear that I face now is familiar. Not one ascent ever began with confidence in myself. Yet not one ascent was faced alone. Each climb I have ever dared to endure taught me to lean upon the One leading me upward...leading me higher. Why should you be different?
It is a fact that I am weak. It is certain that if left on my own, I will not make it to the top. My heart and flesh may fail, but He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Each reaching grasp upward causes me to trust Him more, as I become more and more aware that I am still flesh. So while it is a fact that I am weak, it is truth that my weakness puts His strength on display.
So thank you. Thank you for scaring me a little. Thank you for daring me to try…for challenging me with your height. You are too big for me, but nothing is too big for Him. If it is His will that we ascend, you cannot stop it. If it is His will that we simply walk forward, you will be thrown into the sea. Either way, I cannot wait to see what’s on the other side.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10