The title is from a NY Times article that captured my attention this month.
"…For some folks, life is a hill. You can either climb or stay at the bottom.
It’s not fair. It’s not right. But it is so. Some folks are born halfway up the hill and others on the top. The rest of us are not. Life doles out favors in differing measures, often as a result of historical injustice and systematic bias. That’s a hurtful fact, one that must be changed. We should all work toward that change.
In the meantime, until that change is real, what to do if life gives you the hill?…”
Charles M. Blow goes on to say that “…Trying hard and working hard is its own reward. It feeds the soul. It affirms your will and your power. And it radiates from you, lighting the way for all those who see you.”
I would like to add, Life as a Believer doesn’t guarantee a clear path, from pain, injustice or hurt. It is almost certain you will experience these. Perhaps cliche to say, but these are the conditions that forge us, they help us grow, closer to God and its assuring to know you can call upon his name when the waves of life get higher than your boat. His promise is found in Psalm 37:25: I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
He is in your boat when the waves get high, he is beside you as you climb. Whatever you do, don’t stop climbing!!
My name is Eric Asante and this is my story.