Day 13 of 22 Weekday BLOG posts on The CLIMB, from Pastor Chuck Allen.
Thanks so much for joining me on The CLIMB. This is day 13 of my weekday BLOG while on the CLIMB. You can find all of the resources for the CLIMB at The CLIMB Resource Hub. They include this Weekday BLOG, the Weekday Podcast, my 4forFRIDAY, and the Sermon Replay of the Weekend teaching at Sugar Hill Church. Just click HERE!
One wrong step and boom, I was on my way over. Thinking rapidly, as I was headed toward the cliff, Chuck, you idiot! After some 65 miles of hiking on the Appalachian Trail, I had finally stumbled and was like a 57-year-old pine tree slowly bending toward a crash.
But wait! I had a flash recall of an article I had read in Backpacker magazine just a few days earlier about what to do when you are about to leave a significant dent in the side of a mountain as a result of not paying attention to where I was going (run on sentence).
The lesson: Let the backpack take the fall. Don’t try to break the fall with a stiff arm. And go with the roll. Otherwise, you might need to hike out with broken wrists or arms and spend the next few weeks explaining how you fell. So I rolled and landed on my pack. Nothing more than a few scratches, a little more dirt, and a deeply bruised ego. Fortunately, the fall had a relatively soft landing and I was able to get back on the CLIMB.
What do you do when you need to get back on your life’s CLIMB?
- I know I sound like a broken record, but you must prioritize a time of solitude and meditation into your daily routine. You don’t need to spend an hour grinding through the book of Leviticus, but you desperately need to center your heart, mind, soul and strength on the Divine. You must experience His Word (I love reading through the Psalms). You must converse with the Creator. You must strive to hear from Him! He will always o His part. His love endures forever…even for you!
- You must guard your heart and soul. This life isn’t for the faint of heart. Guard your heart by being mindful of what you fill it with. Whatever is in your heart will inevitably display itself in your attitude, language, and actions. You cannot hide what is truly in your heart – Guard what goes in and what influences your heart. And get all Five-O on protecting your soul. If you have people in your life that are sneaking into your soul to rob you of your joy – GET THEM OUT OF YOUR DAILY LIFE! To CLIMB and reach your summit, you need a healthy heart and a joy-filled soul!
- Rinse and repeat. Zig Ziglar, the greatest motivational writer and speaker of my lifetime once said it well, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Let your daily CLIMB with the Divine be so consistent, that when you fall, you can Meditate on Him. Let Him break your fall. You can properly guard your heart and protect your soul, and you can rinse and repeat.
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This Sunday is our Church-Wide Leadership Launch for the hundreds of folks that join me in leading Sugar Hill Church week after week. We were scheduled to meet at 4:0pm. BUT – that was before we knew that the Falcons would be playing for a trip to the Super Bowl at 3:05pm. We can do both!
Here’s a new schedule for Sunday:
We’ll finish our 11am Worship Gathering promptly at 12:05pm.
We’ll have lunch available for you and your family at 12:30pm.
We’ll gather at 1pm in the Worship Center, then break for age and division training with ministry leaders.
Everyone will be dismissed promptly at 2:45pm.
You can be in your favorite chair to watch the Falcons beat the Packers and go to the Super Bowl! If you haven’t registered to attend yet, please use the button below. If you have already registered for childcare, you do not need to re-register.