Skirting my Mountain

Have you ever been faced with difficulty in your life? You wonder…..why can’t this be easier? Why can’t I make the right decisions? What am I learning here?

It’s like you have your own personal mountain to climb.

And there are ROADS to led you there.

And there are beautiful sights along the way.

Dainty blossoms that call for you attention.

Prairie buds that peak your interest, and make you wonder about the beginning, and the end.

Anything to take your mind off CLIMBING a mountain – even if it is your mountain.

It stands before you. Waiting for your journey to begin. Waiting to show you why it is hard to reach the top.

But all the while……

Your strength is weak, and rather than fail, you admire the road to the top and continue to skirt AROUND your mountain.

Enjoying the sights.

Basking in the beauty of the land.

Enthralled over the creatures that live here.

And you want to live here too. Safe and secure in your gorgeous surroundings. Feet on solid ground. Refreshed and holding on to ALL your energy.

But your mountain is calling you.

And the only way to enjoy ALL that you have around you… to make your way up. No matter how you have to go…..the easy way, or scaling the side.

So you go….you conquer… give in to the task. You reach, and you reach, and you reach.

Every fiber of your being goes into this task. This task YOU must conquer, and conquer alone.

You make the climb to the top.

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Only then, can you see a vastly different landscape than your view from the ground. You can see the expanse of your dreams to the horizon and beyond.

Your laboring breath, and fatigued body is nothing short of miraculous. And, oh how proud your are, of the joys your journey has brought you to and through.

It’s all beneath you now. And can be appreciated in all its glory.

Yes, the sights below are astounding, but it is nothing like the vista from the peak.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary

Photos by Angelia’s Photography – taken at Mount Scott, Oklahoma.

16 thoughts on “Skirting my Mountain

    1. There were a lot of people that climbed it by road. That was really cool to see lots of walkers and runners on this path. I think doing it both ways is a great perspective to have and a tremendous way of living in the moment.


  1. Wonderfully written and equally beautiful pictures. How very true – when we can climb our own personal mountain, it is only then can we see a completely different view. Great post.


  2. Love it all – the words, the photos – just great! Sometimes climbing that mountain leaves us winded, but then we have this huge feeling of exhileration. Priceless.


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