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

Photo credit: Michell Zappa / Foter / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: Michell Zappa / Foter / CC BY-SA

A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with bright light and the Savior 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. This, the man did, day after day.

For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down with 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.

Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, the Adversary decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the man’s weary mind: “You’ve been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn’t budged. Why kill yourself over this? You’re 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’ll be good enough.”

And that’s just 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’ve labored long and hard in Your service, putting all my strength to do that which You’ve asked. Yet, after all this time, I haven’t even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What’s wrong? Why am I failing?”

The Lord responded compassionately,

“My friend, when I asked you to serve Me —you accepted. I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you’ve 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’ve failed. But is that really so?”

“Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscular. Your back sinew is mighty. Your hands are callused from the constant pressure;and your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you’ve 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’ve done. I, my friend, will now move the rock.”

At times, when we hear from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants. What God ACTUALLY wants is just simple OBEDIENCE and FAITH IN HIM.

By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it’s still God who moves the mountains.

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

When everything seems to go wrong,
just P.U.S.H.

When the job gets you down,
P.U.S.H.

When people don’t react the way you think they should,
P.U.S.H.

When your money looks funny and the bills are due,
P.U.S.H.

When people just don’t understand you,
just P.U.S.H.!!!

(The author for this prayer inspiration is unknown, although obviously inspired by God.)

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205 Responses to “P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!”
  1. Kristy from United States says:

    Please pray for me and my ex boyfriend. My name is Kristy and ex boyfriend is Mike. A few weeks, back he broke up with me to be with his ex. He was the first man that I opened up to and gave my heart and soul to. He is my soul mate and this I am sure of. He is truly the only one I can be myself around. We had a perfect relationship until she came into the picture. I promise never to hurt him, lie, or cheat on him. I’m the most faithful woman he will ever have in his life.

    Please let him realize it’s me he wants. Please pray that God will give him the courage to realize it has been me all along. Please pray he has the courage to run back into my open arms. I can give God the promise that I’ll accept him and forgive him for the damage he has done. I love him. Together, God, me, and mike will make the best team. I love him and I know he is my soul mate and my forever and always. Please pray with me that God will return him to my loving and caring open arms soon.

  2. Ebony from United States says:

    I need prayer; my ex broke up with me because of his insecurity and jealously. We went through hard times together; we slept in the car and we lived in a rooming house. That wasn’t acceptable. I give him my all. I give and give. He played me for no reason. Please pray for me and to mend our relationship that we had to a better relationship. Please, I need thee.

  3. Larry from Norway says:

    It’s better to have loved and broken up, then to get married to the wrong one for the rest of your life and along the line seeking to divorce. Believe me it’s more painful bcos no one got married with the intention to get divorced. So if you are single, kudos. Make up your mind to get it right, and if you’re married congrats; make up your mind to make it work.

    I’ve seen a relationship where by the woman is highly influential while her man is an average man and when ever her man asks her for financial assistance she flares up thinking that’s all he wants from her but what if the woman has been destined to be a help meet for the man to grow financially and vice versa? Yes I understand we are in a world where by people take advantage of each other in the name of love definitely one has to be cautious and take it one step at a time but If you are in a relationship where you and your partner finds it to difficult to give and support each other whole heartedly without manipulating each other then you might want to think twice about it coz relationships is all about sacrifice. You should be ready to sacrifice your time your resources and even yourself.

    Also coz it takes two to tangle relationship requires hard work, no individual would find himself at the peak of a mountain and begin to scream with surprise bcos the individual must have been busy trying to make it a reality and definitely didn’t give up trying.

    Also God gave us free will and the ability to understand the difference between right and wrong so if you are in a 3 years relationship with a spouse who is a drug addict or some other addictive unhealthy lifestyle with no sign of improvement and are eager to tie the knot because you believe or feel time is not on your side and it would work out you may want to have a rethink about it.

    Many who pray often shut the door before the answer enters. They’re like a marathon runner who quits and collapses exhausted by the wayside, not realizing that the finish line is just around the next bend —too taken up with the feelings within himself to even hear the cries of encouragement from those along the way who are urging him on —urging him to keep going, to keep trying, to finish the race. You just have to PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS, until a breakthrough occurs.

    I pray may God grant our heart desires accordingly and our expectations not be cut off in Jesus name. Amen

  4. BSpencer from United States says:

    Please pray for my husband’s heart to be softened towards me. We’ve been married 6 months, are already getting a divorce and we just don’t trust each other. Pray for restoration and forgiveness, peace, understanding, and for both of us to set aside our pride. I’m heartbroken and want this to work out. Thanks so much.

  5. Olivia from United States says:

    I’m praying for reconciliation/reconnection with my ex fiancé. He broke up with me because of trust issues. I’ve done everything for him. Helped heal his leg, learned to cook and he liked everything I made. Cleaned, did his laundry. I sacrificed a lot to be with him. I miss him so much. I tried to apologize many times. He blocked me of most forms of communication. I pray to at least have his friendship back and hopefully we could rebuild. I love and miss him so much. I know he’s hurt and needs more time. Praying hard everyday for him.

  6. Tinah from Uganda says:

    Praise God everyone, My name is Tinah. I’ve been with my boyfriend for six years and we have two beautiful angels a girl who is four years old and a boy who is two years old. We had a misunderstanding and he went out with another woman who also has a children with him. He moved out of the house a year ago and rented out a house, abandoning us in a rented house too. He has never turned back. All he cares about is his second lady as well as the baby, even when I call to talk to him he never gives me audience. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME, MY LITTLE CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF WHAT’S GOING ON, PRAY FOR GOD’S PROVISION, GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION, PROTECTION. Etc

  7. Plashette from United States says:

    All of you guys please pray that God’s will be done because you never know, this could be the best thing that ever happened –for you to have gone through these breakups. If you weren’t married, maybe it wasn’t meant to be. I wish I would have known when I was younger how to pray…

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