Thursday, February 28, 2008

P.U.S.H.

P.U.S.H.

 

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, giving the man

the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

 

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. “Why kill myself over this?”

he thought. “I’ll just put in my time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be

good enough.” And that is what he planned to do, until one day he decided to make it

a matter of prayer and 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 millimetre. 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. But, 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. Yet 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. This you have done. Now I, My friend,

will now 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… just P.U.S.H.!

When the job gets you down… just P.U.S.H.!

When people don’t react the way you think they should… just P.U.S.H.!

When your money looks “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

 

Pass this on to all the loved ones and friends who may need it, they may get it just in time.

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.”

 

Thoughts…

In the same way that “… His Ways are not our ways…”, we are not able to comprehend

what God wants us to do under a certain circumstance. But, let us trust God anyway,

for we know that “God works for the good of those who love Him.”

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