Fresh Hope – 7th November 2017

I was at the gym recently and was about to work out on one of the machines. As I was choosing what weight I wanted to use, I noticed something about that stack of weights…
All of the lower numbers, indicating how heavy the weights were, had been worn off, however, the higher the weight got, the clearer they became to read.

The reason for this was that the lighter weights were more commonly used, but the heavier weights weren’t used so often, meaning that they had received less wear and tear.

The same illustration can be applied to life… The choice is yours as to how high you climb, but there are a couple of things you may want to consider before making your ascent.

The higher you go in life, the lonelier it becomes. Things become harder, struggles become more difficult, and the route to get there is anything but easy. If you want your life to soar, you’re going to have to lose some people along the way. Not everybody will be able to cope with where you’re heading.

Now, if moving upwards in life seems less attractive, allow me to remind you of the views that await you there – the higher you climb, the clearer the view becomes. It’s less polluted, because much fewer people have managed to reach such heights.

If you find yourself making the decision as to whether the climb is worth it, know that what awaits you when you get there will have made the process every bit worth it… Keep on going!

Caleb Burchell

A daily devotion for a better way of living.