P.U.S.H - Pray
Until Something Happens
A man was
sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his
room filled with light .
. . ., and the Creator appeared. The Creator told
the man he had work for him to do, and showed him
a large rock in front of his cabin. The Creator
explained that the man was to push against the
rock with all his might. 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 Creator. "Creator," 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 Creator 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 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."
"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 is sinewy and brown, your hands
are callused 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 in
My wisdom. This you have done. I, my friend, will
now move the rock."
At times, when we hear a word from the Creator, we
tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He
wants, when actually what the Creator wants is
just obedience and faith in Him.... By all means,
exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know
that it is still the Creator who moves the
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 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 PUSH!
P.U.S.H - Pray Until Something Happens!!!!!