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 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
"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,
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
calloused 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 exercise your faith and
trust in My wisdom. This you have done. Now I, my friend, will move
At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own
intellect todecipher 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
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
When your money looks gone and the bills are due just P.U.S.H.!
When people don't understand you just P.U.S.H. !
Pass this on to your loved ones and friends who may need it. They
may get it just in time.
May the Lord bless you in everything you do.
Be tender to the young....Compassionate to the old....Tolerant with
the weak....For in your life, you will be all of these.