I have climbed many mountains in my life. Some physical, some mental, some spiritual.
Some were easier to climb than others. And others were very challenging. With some, I made up the mountain on the first attempt, and others I had to keep on trying.
Some mountains were relatively safe to climb. And others, I almost died climbing. Some mountains were optional, other mountains I had no choice but to climb them as there was no way around them, you see mountains are inevitable on the journey of life.
Some successful climbs I have shared with you all, and other successes I have kept private. Some failures I have tried to keep to myself, and others have been made public. I have celebrated and been celebrated, but I have also been ashamed, embarrassed, and disappointed (and disappointed others)
In all things, I give thanks, for every mountain, every success, and every failure. I have come to learn that sometimes we face challenges not only for our own growth and development, but in order to to help us inspire, guide, and mentor others.
My prayer is that God will strengthen me and enable me to usher, guide, and protect others up their own mountains. Especially if they are similar or the same ones that I have climbed in the past and have come to learn the route.
You may be preparing to climb your own mountain today, you may be halfway up or you may have recently failed. Remember this:
1. Failure is not permanent,
2. Life is a journey, not a destination, and most importantly;
3. Remember “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Mwaba Mutanekelwa Mwila