we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants.....

A must share....

I usually don't post this late unless it is for an urgent prayer request but I received this from a sweet friend in my email and I felt compelled to share it with you!!!

When I read it, it was if a light bulb went off in my head...


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

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 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 man's 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 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 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

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start anyone can start from
now and make a brand new ending."

"Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly."  May God Bless You.*

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