Thursday, October 25, 2007

P.U.S.H.

My mom sent me this inspirational story today - hope it encourages you as much as it encouraged me.

Just P.U.S.H.

A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room
filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had
work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his
cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to Push against the rock
with all his might.

So, this the man did, day after day! For many years he toiled from
sunup to sundown, his shoulders set squarely against the cold,
massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might!
Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out. Feeling
that his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing discouragement, Satan decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: (He will do it every time)!

"You have been pushing against that rock for a long time and it
hasn't moved." Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task
was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man.

Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time,
giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough."
That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a
matter of Prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to The Lord.

"Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in Your Service,
putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after
all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a
millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?"

The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to
serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push
against the rock with all of your! streng th, which you have done.
Never once did I ment ion to you that I expected you to move it. Your
task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent,
thinking that you have failed.

But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and
muscled, your back shiny and brown; your hands are callused from
constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through
opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that
which you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But your
calling was to be Obedient and to push and to exercise your Faith
and trust in My Wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will
move the rock."

At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He Wants, when actually what God wants is just simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the Faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God Who moves The Mountains.

When everything seems to go wrong...Just P.U.S.H.
When the job gets you down...Just P.U.S.H.
When people don't do as you think they should...Just P.U.S.H.
When your money is "gone" and the bills are due...Just P.U.S.H.
When people just don't understand you...Just P.U.S.H.

P=Pray
U=Until
S=Something
H=Happens

1 comment:

  1. I have always loved that. It is so true. Thanks for the reminder!

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