My husband was a youth pastor for 23 years and in that time we have taken the kids on numerous retreats. A couple years ago the family conquered a few fears at a high adventure camp. One of them being heights. I don’t know if the boys were really as scared of heights as I was, but they climbed through a high ropes course with sky bridges and a zip line ending with a glorious dismount.
After you complete something like this, you just feel different. There is a confidence you build when tackling your fears and pushing your limits. You are stronger in mind and in body, charging you to tackle other intimidations in life. When you are teetering on the edge of the unknown, know that there are family and friends cheering you on, believing you will do the right thing. Is there someone within your reach today? Be the voice of encouragement to them to conquer what seems almost impossible.
By the way if you live near Lancaster County PA, look up Refreshing Mountain Camp. Tons of fun. 🙂