There are really three definitions, aren’t there? And by the way, quite different.
For after all, if I go up the stairs, it means that somebody has already constructed a passage, built the system and may even have taken the precaution of providing a handrail.
If I climb, it means that no such provision has been made for me, and I am taking my brute force to grab onto whatever is stationary to pull myself up.
And if I rise, then some tide of energy has come beneath me and lifted me without requiring my effort or even stepping up the stairs.
But the end result is the same. I ascend.
Some people are enamored by the process of controlling all the factors and formulating a plan to provide a solution to what seems to be an “insurmountable problem.”
Other people enjoy the sheer gut determination of using only their own prowess to place them in a higher position.
And then there are those who are completely infatuated with the supernatural and want to believe that without the help of some divine energy, little is accomplished.
Call me strange. I am very willing to stop and allow God to be God. But on those occasions when God is not available or for some reason has chosen to refrain from using His magic wand, I will make use of the stairs provided to get me to the next level. And certainly, if it’s important enough and I feel motivated and called to do so, I will climb against the grain to achieve a bird’s-eye view.
- All three are important.
- All three transform us.
- And in my mind, all three should be included and given their due respect as we admit to one another that to remain in a lower position simply out of pride or fear is to fail to attain the heights of glory.
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