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 sun
up to sundown, 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

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

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  laboured 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. 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. 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 you can't find the right work 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




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