HIGH HURDLES 639
A highly successful businessman
was once asked, "What helped you
over the great obstacles of life?"
"The other obstacles," he replied.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to run
very far down the track of life without
bumping into a few discouraging
hurdles challenge us.
These hurdles are usually followed
by other hurdles.
It would appear that we never outgrow
our need for hurdles. We jump over one,
and lo and behold, we run right up to another one.
Perhaps God permits hurdles in our lives
to stretch us, to challenge us and to help us grow.
Never be afraid of high hurdles. The higher the hurdles,
the higher we soar.
(First published July 1, 1979)