The Escalator Part 3 (the finale)
One mark on my childhood I will always remember were all of the surgeries that took place on my eyes at the area hospital. I remember having to arrive REALLY early in the morning. We would leave our house when it was still dark outside. When we entered the hospital, we would be standing at the bottom of the most unique escalators my childhood eyes had seen. There were no steps on them. They were just a flat incline that you stepped on, and it carried you uphill into the hospital main lobby. As a little girl awaiting surgery, it always felt like a giant mountain when standing at the bottom of the escalator. The really cool thing about it was that once you stepped on that was it. The escalator moved you all by itself. You were basically carried up to the lobby.
This week as you look around, what mountains are you facing?
What feels scary? What is overwhelming you? What are you battling? What large decisions do you have to make?
Where do you feel lost?
Face the mountain head on but realize you do not go it alone. Step on the escalator, head up the incline, let God do the work for you. Just like the hospital escalator, let God carry you up the steep hill to whatever God has planned for you at the top.
Before jumping into the week, take a moment to surrender. Take the time to ask for help where you need it most. Ask God to carry you up through the challenging obstacles of the week ahead. Ask God to help you step into a week of trusting the Lord to carry you and show you the way.
"I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth."