Have you ever heard of the mountain top experience? Like a camp high; you’re on a mountain top and everything is amazing but you can’t stay there forever because there isn’t enough water, food, or oxygen. At the end of camp you have to go home down into the valley. Often it’s discouraging and a drag, but your coaches tell you not to be discouraged.
Recently, I have been reading “Hinds Feet on High Places.” It’s a story of lame little Much-Afraid’s journey of faith in the Shepherd. Shepherd has promised to take her to the High Places and on the way give her the feet of a deer. After traveling several days the path turns, taking Much-Afraid down into a desert dashing her hopes—Shepherd had promised to take her to the High Places! Exploring this book, yet again, I have found many similarities to my own journey with my Lord and Shepherd.
How do you keep from getting sick?
How do you keep your house clean?
How do you keep our job?
You protect your health, your home, and your hours at work. You protect.
When, if ever, is it right for me to follow my heart rather than follow the current of logic?
Is the desire of my heart reason enough to say ‘yes’?
While accepting a tutoring position seemed like a simple answer I saw all the lives that were impacted by my decision. It wasn’t a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer for me. Thankfully, it wasn’t a life or death decision, either. But it was an expensive or costly decision in the realm of passion and purpose. It was a decision that questioned the purpose of my existence.