Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Life Lesson

One day a farmer's donkey fell down a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided that the donkey was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down into the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing; he would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the donkey, he would shake it off and take another step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt! The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone - a lesson.

We can get out of the deepest wells by not stopping, never giving up!

Paul was bitten by a viper and he shook it off into the fire - Acts 28:1-5. That is how a trouble or challenge should be handled, shake it off. For how long are you going to blame yourself or someone else for your troubles? Shake that off. There is a season of moaning and a season of joy, you cannot afford to be moaning all your life, shake that off, think positive, think God. 

Jesus is ready to take over your burden of sorrow and disappointment and set you free. What you are meditating upon is what will ultimately rule your life. If Paul had dwelt much on the snake bite I tell you he could have died of it. Paul shook off the serpent - the moment you try to comprehend it in your mind the bigger the matter it becomes. Don’t put your effort into analyzing how big your troubles are, shake it off! The only time you should look back should be when you are praising the Lord for what he did in your life.

Every present time you are caught up between your past, please remember this: SHAKE IT OFF!!!!

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 
~John 8:36


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