Friday, April 20, 2012

Climbing Blind

Today out on the quad there was a rock wall and I couldn't resist. After Jessica and I watched our friend do crazy flips on the trampoline and signed ourselves up for Man Vs Mud [if you're interested in joining our team just contact me, we'd love to have ya! It's an awesome 5k - Man Vs. Mud 5k] we walked over to the rock wall. I'll admit I needed a little coaxing, but I am so glad I did it. It was a blast.

I wasn't planning on climbing so I wasn't exactly dressed appropriately. Oh well!
I really hope that guy wasn't watching me... haha

So after climbing 2 different walls, the guy in charge asked if I wanted to climb blind folded! Obviously he knew I needed a real challenge. ;) I thought it sounded fun and it was, but oh boy, it was a lot harder than I expected and Jessica was just laughing at me the whole time, but I'm sure it was funny to watch.

Even from the beginning I struggled a bit (yes I realize this is a silly picture). You can see my right hand searching for something to grab. I was just used to SEEING where I was going, planning ahead where I could step and push myself up to reach a higher hold. It was hard to literally climb blind.
But I did make it to the top.

Writing about this experience really made me think about how applicable this is to life. Ideally I was hoping that Jessica could guide me, and she did...a little bit, and helped me find hand holds and places I could step but for the most part I had to search and feel around. In a way this is kind of how experiences in life can be like. Sometimes the Spirit prompts us to do things that we know are right, but we can't really "see" ahead at how everything is going turn out or we can't "see" why we are supposed to do something. We just have to trust that the Lord will guide us where we should "place our hands" and where to "step" and sometimes we feel around until we find a "hand hold" we might be the right one to grab and keep climbing until He directs us otherwise.

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