P.U.S.H

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled 
with light, and the Savior 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 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 signs of discouragement, the Adversary decided 
to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man's weary mind: "You 
have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't 
budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it." 
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,
I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why
am I failing?"

The Lord responded compassionately, "My son, when I asked you to serve me
and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock 
with all 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, 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. Yet 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. This you have done. Now I, my son, will move the 
rock."
 
Dear Beloved, 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. 

Even though in the short term we do not see how our works are affecting 
God's kingdom, He will show us in His own way that every area in serving 
God makes us stronger and in this obedience God will promote us into a 
higher ministry and this cycle will continue itself; if we faint not and 
continue on the path the Lord has set us upon. (Read 2 Corinthians 4:16-17)

When everything seems to go wrong ... just P.U.S.H! When the job gets 
you down ... just P.U.S.H! When your money looks "gone" and the bills 
are due ... just P.U.S.H! When people just don't understand you...
Just P.U.S.H!

P.U.S.H - Pray Until Something Happens!
 
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall 
direct thy paths."