>The PUSH Principle


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A man was sleeping at 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 sun up to sun down,
his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface
of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of 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,
the Adversary (Satan),
decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into
the weary mind:”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 strength, which
you have done. Never once did I mention 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. Is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms
are strong and muscled, your back sinewy 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 a simple obedience and faith in Him.
By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but
know that it is still God who moves mountains.
When everything seems to go wrong
When the job gets you down

When people don’t react the way you think they should

When your money is “gone” and the bills are due

When people just don’t understand you

Pray Until Something Happens…
~~~Author Unknown~~~

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One Response to >The PUSH Principle

  1. Blessing says:

    >That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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