In The Mountains of West Virginia 

I recently had the opportunity to spend an entire week in the mountains of West Virginia. What follows is what I experienced on the mountaintop. There were some things I saw there that gave me a different perspective on what I see where I live.

Situated In The Valley

We were in the mountains for a few days, and we had begun painting a house that sat on a hill in a heap. After we started painting on the second day, it began to rain. We worked as long as we could in the rain, but when the storm became too heavy, we moved to another project. The other plan was inside, so it just made sense to pack up and head to the different location. The other project was sinking floor and a safety issue. The sinking floor project was located a few miles away from home on the top of the mountain. The new plan was situated in the valley.

The Great Need In The Valley

Here’s what I learned… That while it is good work to do on the mountaintop, there is a great need in the valley. The rain that fell was a gentle reminder of the work that’s needed in the valley. There are people in the valley that need help from the people from at the summit of the mountain. In the valley it’s sometimes hard to see the peak of the mountain in the valley, it’s hard to have a mountaintop mentality. This is precisely why the people from the top of the mountain are to come to the valley and bring mountaintop character, mountaintop love, mountaintop peace, mountaintop joy.

Everyone Will Spend Time In The Valley

Remember this… Everyone who lives on the highest point of the mountain will have their fair share of time in the valley, but we must remember that our job in the valley is showing somebody in the valley the way to,  and a glimpse of the mountaintop by what we do.


Motivation One At A Time