When one starts climbing a mountain, it’s very easy at the very beginning!…One is full of energy and highly motivated to get to the top peek. However after a couple of hours, maybe minutes, the fatigue starts to kick in!…
Many are those that start climbing, nevertheless few are those who finish what they have started!… They become weary, discouraged and eventually they give up. In mountaineering there is an expression called ” Death Zone”, let me explain it.
The “Death Zone”, in mountaineering, refers to altitudes above a certain point where the amount of oxygen is not high enough to sustain human life. This point is generally tagged as 8,000 m (26,000 ft) or plus. Many deaths in high-altitude mountaineering have been caused by the effects of the death zone, either directly (loss of vital functions) or indirectly (wrong decisions made under stress, physical weakening leading to accidents).
The higher you want to go, the harder it is!…And maybe you will have to face the “Death Zone”!… In life it’s not different at all. We keep on climbing, climbing, pushing and pushing and then when things get really hard one gives up!…That meant that you were almost there!…
Perhaps, at this very moment that you read this blog post you are facing your “Death Zone”….Things are getting harder, maybe on the brink of failure and disaster. You have to keep pushing your boundaries and your limits, sacrificing and sacrificing!…Do not allow your “Death Zone” to prevail, and affect your intellect, by making decisions upon emotions, feelings and doubts.
After you reach the top, the view is awesome and you can see things really small out there!…That’s how God sees our problems!..It’s nothing for Him. However we have to keep on climb and be ready to face our “Death Zone”.
Nearly 4,000 people have climbed Mount Everest since 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay first scaled it. More than 200 people have died on the slopes of the giant peak.
“All nations before Him are as nothing, And they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless.”