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Post by saison on Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:28 am


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 sunup

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 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


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

Pass this on to all your loved ones and friends who may need it; they

may get it just in time. 'Though no one can go back and make a brand new

start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.'
Identifying with Body, Mind & "I" is the Mother of All Sins & Weakness.
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Post by mapotofuu on Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:14 am

Thank you, this was a really inspiration piece
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
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