FW: Shake It Off and Step Up

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You may
have heard this parable, but in case you haven’t it applies to our lives
today

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Dr. P.
[mailto:webmaster@voiceofgod.tv]
Sent:
Friday, July 07, 2006
10:28 PM
 Subject: Shake It Off and
Step Up

 

 

 

 SHAKE
IT OFF AND STEP UP

 

A parable is told of
a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. 
The farmer heard the mule ‘braying’ – or – whatever mules do when they fall
into wells.

Greater Grace
Tabernacle, Int’l

Home of the Voice of God Ministries

Pastor Dr. P.
Post Office Box 1039
Charleston, SC 29402
(843) 763-7581

After carefully assessing the situation, the
farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the
well was worth the trouble of saving.

Instead, he called
his neighbors together and told them what had happened . . .and enlisted
them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of
his misery.

Initially, the old
mule was hysterical!  But as the farmer and his neighbors continued
shoveling and the dirt hit his back . . .a thought struck him.  It
suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his
back . . .HE SHOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!

This he did, blow
after blow.

"Shake it off and step up . . . shake it
off and step up . . . shake it off and step up!" he repeated to
encourage himself.  No matter how painful the blows, or distressing
the situation seemed the old mule fought "panic" and just kept
right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!

You’re right! 
It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, STEPPED
TRIUMPHANTLY OVER THE WALL OF THAT WELL!

What seemed like it
would bury him, actually blessed him . . . all because of the manner in
which he handled his adversity.

THAT’S LIFE!  If
we face our problems and respond to them positively, and refuse to give in
to panic, bitterness, or self-pity…THE ADVERSITIES THAT COME ALONG TO
BURY US USUALLY HAVE WITHIN THEM THE POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT AND BLESS US!

Remember that
FORGIVENESS – FAITH – PRAYER – PRAISE and HOPE . . .all
are excellent ways to "SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP" out of the wells
in which we find ourselves!

Copyright 1999 Gibson
Productions

 

 

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