Whatever Rung of the Ladder You Are On, Climb Up

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 30, 2007) - Cryptologic ...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 30, 2007) – Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 2nd Class Douglas Smith, from Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), grasps the next rung on a 30-foot ladder during a ladder climb qualification on board Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Completing the ladder climb in less than two minutes is a prerequisite to attend the visit, board, search and seizure school. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bryan Reckard (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whatever rung of the ladder you find yourself on, climb up. Instead of whining and complaining that other people have more connections and more opportunities than you, be grateful for the opportunities God has given you and make the most of them. If you can’t find a job in your field, pray that God would open up something somewhere and humbly walk through the door that opens.

If your children have problems and aren’t progressing at school or displaying appropriate behavior, start where they are at and help them. If they can’t read on grade level, pick up a book they can read and read it with them. Meet your children at their level and work with them. Don’t expect huge leaps. Daily working with your children will bring progress over time.

If your marriage is struggling, pray for wisdom and read the Bible for guidance. Start working on the problem.  Maybe adding regular date nights would add some fun and excitement. Maybe talking to a counselor would help address some problems. If your spouse won’t go to Christian counseling with you, go by yourself and work on your own emotional healing.

Start at the point on the path where God places you and move forward. Accept the rung on the ladder where you are and move up. Develop an attitude of thankful and make the most of every opportunity. If God gives an advancement or blessing, praise Him. If He gives you grace to keep on going, praise Him. We can’t always be given a set of perfect circumstances. We have to take the circumstances that we have and work diligently with them. We must accept our rung on the ladder and climb up higher.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13


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1 Response to Whatever Rung of the Ladder You Are On, Climb Up

  1. Katherine Main says:

    I lliked this but should not this be thankfulness.   “Develop an attitude of thankful” God article, Mom

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