Friday, July 29, 2011

Go and push a rock

I received the below story this morning in an email from a friend:

There once was a man who had a huge desire to please God, so he prayed day and night until one day a Voice spoke to him, “I want you to go and push a rock.”


The man woke up the next morning elated, and ran outside to find a huge boulder.  He began pushing it, but nothing happened, so he kept at it all day.  The next day he did the same, yet it still didn’t budge an inch.  He went on like that for three months, until one day he got so frustrated that he stopped pushing.


That night he had a dream, and the Voice asked him, “Why did you stop pushing?”  “Nothing happened,” he answered. “Nothing happened? Look at you! Look how determined and focused you’ve become. Look how powerful your muscles are now. You’re no longer the person you were when you started. 


Besides, I didn’t tell you to move the rock; I told you to push it. I’ll move the rock when it’s time.”


Keep pushing your rock.  It'll move at the right moment, in the perfect time, when you least expect it.  And amazing things are happening, even if you're not noticing them yet.

4 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm noticing! ;-)

SHUBHAJIT said...

nice parable

Rhapsody B. said...

Blessings......
hmmmmm, interesting insight.

kikipotamus said...

What a great parable. Well worth sharing.