Mountains are to be admired not to frighten;

They challenge us to climb them

And not to avoid them;

Taking up the challenge 

To climb up one;

Is no easy feat;

But rewarding is its end;

Because it gives the perfect view;

An entirely different perspective

Of how you see the world;

A mountain may be an obstacle

Hindering your progress;

Or a steep stairway

To your next level;

Either way, it must be faced;

With the former, all you need

Is faith of the size of a mustard seed;

To command it out of your way;

And with the latter, you need courage;

Believing that with each move you make;

God is with you each step of the way;

Even when you don’t feel His presence;


Some might try to dissuade you;

From facing your mountain;

And propose enticing short cuts around it;

Promising less effort but more rewards;

But every choice has its risks;

Would you go for the devil you know;

Or try the angel you don’t know?

Everyone has his mountain to face;

And there’s no one way to climb it;

The race may be the same;

But the rules may differ.


Don’t resign to grumbling;

And complaining about your mountain in view;

It only distorts your perception;

Don’t magnify the ‘mountain’ of your problems;

Instead magnify the God who can move mountains;


See your mountain as a test;

To promote you to the next level;

And not a trap;

To send you backwards;

Wear the right lenses;

And see your mountain in the right frame;

You’d rejoice when you see one;

Because tests only come;

When a promotion is on its way;

So with faith and courage;

Face it and conquer it;

After all, they are at your command.


© Josephine Amoako 2016




9 Comments Add yours

  1. zaram says:

    Hey Josey, I nominated you for the liebster award. Checkout my last post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Zaram☺

      Liked by 1 person

  2. debby000 says:

    Wonderfully written

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Debby ☺


    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, dear. Enjoy the rest of your day ☺


  3. papberry says:

    Powerful, powerful words
    Faith coupled with courage is a done deal!
    God bless you dear for this piece…IV been blessed,yeah so much!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      We thank God you’ve been blessed by this piece. Have a splendid week ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. papberry says:

        Have a blissful one yourself!

        Liked by 1 person

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