Perseverance: An open letter of hope.
There is a mountain that stands before each and every one of us. This mountain I speak of is figurative in nature, but represents everything that attempts to block our path to becoming all that we wish to become. The towering giant of opposition stands tall seemingly laughing at our squeamish attempts to scale it's treacherous walls. It could be fear, doubt or a situation that takes so much of your energy away that it feels impossible to make any progress. It could be a mistake from that past that you still may be paying for. It could be the lack of resources you need to make things happen. Maybe you fell on your face after trying for the 100th time to go for your dreams and now you feel like giving up. No matter what this mountain is to you, the fact still remains that it wishes to reroute your deepest desires, ultimately sending it to an abyss of deferred hope and the land of deceased dreams.
In order to get anything worth having in life you must persevere. Success in any area of life will require tenacity and steadfastness. To scale the mountain in your pathway you must learn to weather the storm, navigate perfidious terrain and scale the wall of fear as if your life depended on it. Life is unpredictible at times and there are seasons when it feels like nothing will seem to be going right. You may question whether continuing is even worth it anymore. I’m encouraging you to push through. Those who find the courage to keep going when things get tough are the ones make things happen. Every morning we are faced a decision. Are we going to quit when the going get's tough or are we going to fight with everything within us to achieve all that which he hope to achieve. You can have any and everything you want in this life. It's just going to require something of you. If you get knocked down, get yourself up and go at it again. That's the staple of perseverance.
Keep your eyes fervently on your goals and your dreams. Let that become the fuel that propels you. The only thing that can truly stop you, is you. Every mountain can be scaled and conquered. The good Lord reminds us that we are all more than conquerors. That applies to every single one of us regardless of what we have done or failed at in the past. Mount Everest at one time was viewed as the mountain that was deemed impossible to climb. It claimed the lives of many who dared to face it but something incredible happened on Friday, May 29th 1953. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit. What appeared to be impossible by many was made possible. It doesn't matter where you've been in life or what others have said about you. The only thing that matters is what you believe. You've got to know you can make things happen even in the odds don’t appear to be stacked in your favor. The mountain that lies in front of you doesn't stand a chance. Your best and most incredible life is on the other side of the towering giant. Today is the day you move foward in courage. It just takes one foot after the other. Persevere friends. Keep going. You're almost there.