A man was sleeping at 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 mind:
"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 the he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and 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 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 callused 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 push and to exercise
your faith and trust in My wisdom.  This you have done. Now I,
My friend, will now move the rock."

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 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
mountains.

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 P.U.S.H.!

P= Pray
U= Until
S= Something
H= Happens