Friday, August 1, 2008

Overcome is an Understatement


1. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict; conquer.
2. To prevail over; surmount
3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply.

To surmount opposition; be victorious.

This past week here was a living object lesson for me. I plan to post lots of pictures and share some details of all the fun, along with the amazing things the Lord taught me this week. I allowed Him to put me in challenging situations in the physical so He could teach me in the spiritual. A high ropes course 35 feet above the forest, an early morning canoe trip, hiking up a rocky mountain, repelling down a 40-foot rock, then climbing back up....all things that are outside of my normal comfort zone. And, yet, when I was ready to give up and uttered the words "I can't", He said "You can". He brought some amazing people into my life to cheer me on through all this and their encouragement has inspired me to help others to be overcomers, too.

More to come when I can get my pictures on a disk to share......and, in case you're wondering that isn't me in the picture, but it is the same wall I climbed to ring the bell on top. That was the first time #2 and I ever finished the climb. Sweet victory. Thank you, Jesus.

1 comment:

Hands-Free Heart said...

That's a great feeling to have the encouragement to help you overcome. That first step off the side of the rock when rappelling is the most unnerving thing, isn't it?