Life can be so full of challenges and victories — valleys and mountains. When in the valley, it’s easy to be discouraged and think the mountain top is so far away. Equally as bad, when you’re on the mountain top it’s easy to be so scared about the valleys ahead, that you forget to enjoy the high.
I’m guilty of both, but I’m learning this… when on the mountain tops, take time to breath in the clear air, refresh, strengthen, and be thankful — know that there may be valleys ahead, but don’t be fearful of them.
When in the valleys, remember to look up and see the mountain top ahead. Even when it’s far away, keep moving toward it, one step at a time. Don’t wallow in the disappear. Be reminded:
Even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you will fear no evil, for God is with you. (Psalm 23:4)
Learn from the mountains and the valleys. They are each uniquely apart of our brief journey on this earth and both have value.