One of the things that I enjoy doing in my spare time is hiking. Aside from the physical benefits of this activity, I’ve also learned some spiritual principles that apply off the mountain.
Lesson 1: We put in the work, but the results are up to the Lord.
Story: This happened while I was doing an internship shortly after high school. They worked into our program a couple of physically challenging activities throughout the year. This particular one, we were training to hike Pike’s Peak, a 14,110 elevation mountain in Colorado. As we were training, they would encourage us to identify things in our life that we wanted to overcome and use the hike as a physical symbol of overcoming those areas. Well the day of the hike drew near and we were unable to hike due to inclement weather at the top.