Have you received a vision for your Destiny? If so, then you know you’ve been forever pulled apart from the mass, from the status quo, from mediocrity.
The vision for your Destiny will make you feel like an outsider even in the midst of your peers.
Try all you want to fit in, but the vision is evidence that you’ve been set apart.
Set apart for what?
For the mountaintop.
The miracle of your metamorphosis doesn’t begin at the top of the mountain. It begins down in the valley, amid commonness. It begins at a place of decision, the decision to leave the pack, to leave the familiar for the sacredness of the divine.
Certainly, reward awaits your ascent, but so too does loneliness. The mountaintop exacts a price that many are unwilling to pay.
There is a struggle in being set apart, in being called up the mountain. The struggle is to think on the level of your calling because your situation cannot be elevated above your mentality.
You can have all the accoutrements to function on the level of commonness and all the cravings to live on the mountaintop. Imagine being stretched between what is before you and what is behind you.
Maybe you don’t have to imagine.
Are you being set apart?
When you’re called up into a high place, a very high place, you’ll experience every type of weather condition during your ascent. You won’t know what to pack or how to properly prepare.
Destiny’s ascent is not for the faint of heart.
If you want sameness and predictability, then stay down in the valley. The mountaintop holds too much mystery and uncertainty for safety-seekers.
Standing at the bottom of the mountain, looking up to the top, Destiny lets you see in a vision where you haven’t been and then leads you step by step. It’s a careful progression. Get there too fast and you might go into shock. Your mind might implode.
Life on the mountaintop isn’t easy. It requires special training and equipping. Trust me, it’s harder to be what you see inside, than you realize.
But, the challenge is tempered by reward.
Destiny is revealed in the high place of the mountaintop. You cannot grasp the essence of divinity in the valley amid commonness. Its in the struggle, in the storm, in the blowing of the wind, in the test, in the trials, in the frailty of life, in the fickleness of people, its in the brokenness of circumstances, in the fragment of the human heart…that’s where Destiny is revealed.
It’s in the storms of life that we glimpse heavenly glory. It’s when we think, “I’m being pulled apart”. It’s in the stretch of life that we behold the glory of Destiny.
Ascend your mountain to behold the glory of Destiny.
The mountaintop holds the secret to your potential. Ascend to find out who you are.
When you get to a certain level, everything will look very different. When you change, everything connected to you changes too. Its a metamorphosis, meaning it’ll be you, but not you. It’ll be familiar, but different. It’s a change in you from the caterpillar to the butterfly, same DNA but different presentation.
Some people will try to stop the process. They won’t understand the process. They won’t understand where you’re headed. They won’t understand what you’re becoming.
Just remember, the view from the top is worth the struggle of the ascent.
The mountaintop is not for the faint of heart.
Let’s build our resolve for our mountaintop with this simple exercise…imagine you are without limitation and restraint. The world is literally your oyster and playground. What would you do? How would you live? Who are you with? What are the thoughts of your heart? What are your inner most desires? Now, what price are you willing to pay to get there? Can you endure loneliness to get there? Can you endure isolation to get there? Can you suffer being misunderstood to get there? Can you survive heartbreak and betrayal to get there? If so, then you’ve already begun your ascent to the vision for your Destiny and your greatest challenge going forward is simply to persist irrespective of the adversity yet to arise.
Press on! Always press on!