Up to the Mountain, Patty Griffin – Covers With Caroline
A few years ago, I started seeing a Christian counselor. She has really been an inspiration to me and has the best way of putting things into perspective and showing me exactly how it relates to me.
(OMG! SHE SEE’S A THERAPIST! SOMEONE CALL TMZ!) No, but really.
A while back, she reminded me of a story from the bible that related to my life. It was the story of Caleb (Joshua 14:6-15), who was the leader of the tribe of Judah. The story starts when Caleb is about 40 years old and to make a long story really short, God promised Caleb a mountain of abundance but Caleb had to wait VERY patiently to get it. While everyone else was betraying the word of God and letting fear consume them, Joshua and Caleb continued to follow Him.
In the end, they were rewarded for their faithfulness but it took 45 years. Caleb did not get to claim his mountain until he was 85 years old! That’s a long freaking time to wait, but eventually he got everything he wanted and more, because he was faithful.
My story is not that obvious but it is similar. I have had the gift of my voice for nearly my entire life and I have been waiting a long time to use it in the best way possible. A way that would fill my soul without being self-serving. American Idol was my mountain. THAT SOUNDS SO CHEESY BUT I DON’T CARE! Because before I left for my audition, my counselor told me, “Go claim your mountain!”