I have been to the mountain and back. Its said and typed so much faster and easily than actually done.
I had no idea what I was committing myself to. If I had known the extent of our hike (aka fully informed myself) I would have missed out on a pilgrimage of a lifetime.
Reality is no one likes pain. But a great story or pilgrimage involves a conflict and a resolution.
The hike was challenging. Along the way I laughed and cried. My flaws and weaknesses were exposed in the most raw way possible. I have come back with no regrets. I have been drawn closer to my Abba through my imperfections.
One of my mountain revelations: Abba Father keeps things “hidden” from us for a time, in order to keep us from robbing ourselves from a great mountain moment with Him.
It was no accident that I failed to do my research on the hike…i would have robbed myself of experiencing His majesty and glory. If you’re frustrated with not knowing the full picture or all the information, don’t fret…simply trust Him. Our Abba knows the beginning to the end.