Saturday, May 26, 2012



     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 strength.
     So, day after day, the man pushed and pushed against the rock with ALL his strength. Many years passed, yet the man worked from sunrise to sunset with his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing against it with ALL his might. And each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out. Feeling as if his whole day had been wasted.
     When the man began to become discouraged, satan came and started to take advantage of the situation. He began to place thoughts into the mans weary mind by telling him, "You have been pushing against that rock for many years and it hasn't moved."
      These thoughts gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. The thoughts really grew heavy on the man and he became discouraged and disheartened.
     Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort, and that will be good enough."
     At first, the weary man planned on doing just that. But because he loved the Lord so much and didn't want to disobey Him, the man decided to make it a matter of prayer. He took his troubled thoughts to the Lord.
     "Lord," he said. "I have worked many years and very hard in Your service, putting ALL my strength against that rock as You asked of me. But after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?"
     The Lord compassionatly responded, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you your task was to push against that rock with ALL your might, 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 calloused from constant pressure and 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 that rock. But your calling was to be obedient by pushing with ALL your strength 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 ... 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 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