Psalm 23:4King James Version (KJV)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
Even though I am walking through the valley there is nothing to fear because God is with me. But I still have to walk through.
We love mountain top experiences, we could stay on top forever. We often forget to get to the next mountain you have to come down, walk through the valley and start the climb again.
Its in the valley that it gets scary, we reminisce on our last mountain top victory and second guess our decend. Even though the next mountain is higher than the last.
I’m in the valley right now, I can see my next mountain and I am walking, but I want to run through this time in my life, I want to start climbing. I don’t want the shadows of fear to grip me, whisper in my ear that I won’t make it, to tell me I should just run back up the mountain I was on, its safe there, its familiar, its easy up there.
I had reached my mountain top, being a female CEO in the healthcare industry to a 6 facility, 21 provider, 100 employee organization. I was on top of the world, right?
I wanted to start my own company, I wanted to write and speak full time, couldn’t I do that on the mountain I was on? Couldn’t I take some time off and just jump from mountain top to mountain top?
No, to get to the next mountian, you have to come down, walk through, and climb.
So I am walking, reminding myself that there is nothing to fear; God is with me. I can see my next mountain; I just got to keep going.