If you can't carry the weight of emptiness,
how are you going to carry the weight of fullness?
If you are not able to descend into failure,
how are you going to be able to ascend into success?
If you cave in under the pressure of loneliness,
how are you going to hold up under the pressures of publicity.
I found these words as I flipped through my old journals this morning. I hesitate to write them here, as they seem to be too profound to come out of my pen. I realize though, that there is wisdom in us beyond our comprehension at the time it was given. But only the long and arduous climb up to the pinnacles and down into despairs of life itself can chisel those words into the depth of our reality.
We so easily forget that words, through their deceptive and frivolous use have lost their original power and are not reality anymore. But every once in a while something fresh comes our way, something piercingly true and it is because of this that I write them here, as a reminder to myself, most of all. And who knows, perhaps someone else may find the humbling blessing and sobering encouragement they carry.
If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out, Then how can you compete with horses? If you fall down in a land of peace, How will you do in the thicket of the Jordan? Jeremiah 12:5