Sir Edmund Henry was the first human being to conquor Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. After his first attempt failed Edmund said to the mountain, “I will come again and conquer you because as a mountain you can’t grow, but as a human I can”.
According to God’s word we are potentially superior to any challenge that comes our way (1Cor. 10:13). I say “potentially” because there is a world of difference between potential and reality. Reality is who you are but potential is what you can be. While potential is by design (nature) reality is by growth (nurture) through learning and practice.
Here’s another piece of good news; challenges always operate at their full potential, which means they can’t get any worse or better. But we usually start from the level well below par with plenty of room for improvement.
So, if you are overwhelmed by your challelenge the truth is that you’re underperfoming. Instead of being discouraged and start doubting yourself all you need to do is nurture your strength.
The only reason why Sir Henry was the first person to stand on top of the world is because he realised his potential. You can too!
What is that mountain keeping you awake at night? You can conquor it. All you need to do is pick yourself up; keep learning, keep practicing, keep growing and have another go. After all that’s what mountains are there for – to make us grow and enjoy a better view of life.
As Henry Beecher once said, it might be easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.