Wake up at 4:45 am. Check. Get sprinkle donut for the rode. Check. Do your make-up in the car and have an explosion of liquid foundation on your lap from the high altitude. Check! This past Saturday was my first experience snowboarding in the history of my life and I had a mental breakdown of what to wear. Would it be hot or cold? Would I wear a beanie or headband? Would I wear a scarf or no scarf? The struggles were real as I sat in front of my closet realizing that I own zero snowboarding appropriate apparel. Luckily, I had a bestie who came to the rescue by hooking me up with her snowboarding jacket, pants, goggles, and gloves!
For the car ride up to Big Bear Mountain, I wore my Zella leggings, polar bear printed socks, a gray t-shirt, blue polka-dot scarf, navy knit headband, rain booties, and my new BP ‘Langham’ sunglasses. While I will never deny that dressing ‘comfy-cute’ makes anyone feel better while working out, I put way to much emphasis in planning my outfit while I should have focused on the experience. Nothing is more attractive than confidence, trying something new, and enjoying the ride!
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Snowboarding is one of the scariest activities I have ever done. I am not afraid of heights, or falling, or being run over by professionals going a million miles an hour, but something about sliding down a mountain on my butt (which happened a lot) was terrifying. As I rode up the ski lift, I had to pray that God would keep me safe and give me the strength to stand up, face my fear, and conquer the snow head-on. All I could think about while I was curled up in a ball, bruised, and discouraged was that I needed faith to move this mountain. Faith can move mountains not just in Big Bear, but in daily life. Trusting in the Lord creates infinite and endless possibilities.
Have a daring week!