I went running a few weeks ago with a friend and I was struggling. I mean REALLY struggling. She is a very good runner and I am a very inconsistent therefore pitiful runner at best. We were nearing 1.75 miles and I was losing steam quickly especially as I looked ahead to a small hill that was approaching. I wanted to stop, but she said firmly,
“Never make a decision when you’re at the bottom of a hill.”
Now, we’re not talking about running any more. We’re talking about LIFE.
How many times have we been in a bad place at the bottom of a hill and tried to make a decision only to find it was a bad one made out of desperation? When I am at a low spot for whatever reason - I make terrible decisions. If I only had a little patience.. and persevered… and got over the hill… which requires patience… and I lack patience… and I need to be patient and stay the course… which requires patience…
Get my drift?
If we stay the course when a hill approaches, and work a little harder, before we know it we’re over the hill! It’s cool to look back at our hills when we’re on the other side and high-five ourselves for making it!
You CAN’T QUIT when it gets tough – that’s when you KEEP GOING!! Hills make us stronger!
Every time I come to that spot on the road at the bottom of the hill, I think about my friend and I smile.
Bring on the HILLS!!
P.S. If you like country music, this is a GREAT song! "Mountains" by Lonestar