What a blessing it is to overcome the mountain of yourself! It is said that you cannot ask God for another mountain (a mountain is illustrative of a challenge or a quest) if you do not conquer the mountain of yourself. When hearing this at church a few weeks back it made the most sense to me.
Sometimes we pray for things to happen in our lives, but we don’t even know ourselves well enough to determine if we have the capabilities of conquering said challenge. I can honestly say that ever since I’ve been real with myself and accepted myself for who I am, conquering other mountains hasn’t been easy but it’s definitely been doable. Each time I conquer a mountain, I grow a little more. My pastor said “If you want to grow in this life you need to increase your threshold of pain” and as time goes by I’m starting to see this notion come true to form.