If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; … Rudyard Kipling

I once was rejected by the visa office, and that devastated me for about a week, maybe a month. I was depressed and continued going downhill until God rescued me. He helped me put things in perspective, that its not the end of the world, that if all I wanted to do was His work then I should leave it to Him to make a way. I should allow Him to establish me and stop trying to establish myself. Later in life, I was awarded a dream job which left me high for a week – maybe a month, yet again, God stepped in and helped me put it in perspective. It’s not the end of the world. If all I wanted to do was His will, then I should stop struggling with success and allow Him do His work through me. That I should keep moving

Elijah went through a mountain experience, a swell time if you will. God had answered His prayer and sent fire from heaven to consume the bullock pieces he placed on an altar to prove that God and not Baal, was to be served. Elijah then prayed for rain and God sent down an abundance of rain on a land that was parched from famine. Things couldn’t have gone better that day. Then things went south the next day, when Jezebel heard of Elijah’s exploits. She threatened the man of God and Elijah ran away from this woman. He was scarred and depressed, asking to die. He went from the mountain high to the valley low very quickly. But God strengthened Him. Asking him to keep moving for the journey is yet long.

In life, you will experience the highs of mountains and you will experience the lows of the valley. You will win some and you will lose some. The question is, how long do you dwell in success or failure? How quickly do you snap out of a failed attempt and how long does the success you just had intoxicate you? You should celebrate your successes and give sometime to mourning your loses – but not too much time. A week at most if you need to process things, quicker if possible but get up and keep moving for the journey is long. There is nothing as high as knowing Christ and being known by Him. There is nothing as low as spiritual separation from Jesus Christ. Within these 2 extremes, every other thing should be – well, just keep moving.

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider : God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. – Ecclesiastes 7:4