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

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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159 Responses to “P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens!”
  1. Meh says:

    (SOUTH AFRICA) After waiting for more than 6 years, God finally brought me my soulmate. I asked God to confirm if he was indeed the one and God did. In the 4 months we dated we did a couple of things to hurt each other. In the 5th month he went back to his ex and I went thru a period of fasting & prayer. I realised I needed him for just more than a relationship but my purpose too. I’ve prayed & fasted & repented for 2 months and even apologised to him face to face. Now he’s not speaking to me – after all this. Why would God make me wait for years, bring my soulmate and take him away? After ALL the pain I’ve been through, how could God do this to me? Maybe I should finally give up – my friends are all married or have kids & I have been waiting & praying but I ended up More miserable than them.

    • Nongo from South Africa says:

      I know exactly what you are going through. After seven years of praying for my soul mate I met him. We were together for seven months and now I see him with another woman and it’s killing me. I’m still praying for him to come back.

  2. Anne says:

    (USA) I am at a loss in many ways. My forever husband decided after a 30+ year marriage that he “loved me, but is not in love with me” anymore and left our family for another woman that he dated back in high school. (They dated for only three months.) He left us a few short weeks after his father died and moved into his dad’s house. He is openly dating the other woman and parades her around town like he won a trophy. We’re in a small town and were active in our community so people in our community have basically shunned him.

    He has not spoken to our adult children since he moved out (7 months ago) and has not had any contact with our beautiful grandchildren. I cannot understand how someone can choose a “chance” with another woman over his entire family. Our family has been through so much and I have always been there for him, through the death of both of his parents, through his loss of jobs, through many, many health crisis, you name it, I was always there, never complaining, always supporting and helping our family to get through.

    Since he has left our family, there have been many, many more crisis that I have dealth with, alone. The death of two close friends and having my father diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and a cancer scare with our son. It has been the most difficult time of my life and there are days when I just don’t think I can continue. I have prayed and prayed for GOD to give me a sign that he is moving the mountain and that my spouse will one day see the light and come home to our family.

    I have to say that a couple of weeks ago, so many unexplainable things happened to me, I know it was GOD telling me to be patient, that He’s working on this. Two days after all of these things happened, I got a text from my husband, whom I have had no contact with in three months, inviting me to dinner. I did go, we had a very nice time. It was hard for me to not want to have a melt down and beg him to rethink things, but I didn’t. I remained pleasant and we talked about ‘little’ things, never touching on the major things that need to be discussed. I look at it as a blessing that we took a “baby step” toward ‘the light.’

    He is still with the other woman, still lives in his dad’s house and is still planning on moving forward with the divorce, but I will remain faithful and I will remain standing until my family is once again whole. I will remember to keep “P.U.S.H” as part of my every day thought when things start to get me down. I will pray for all the people on this site that their prayers are answered. I know that GOD will do this in ‘his’ time but it is so hard not to get frustrated and feel defeated at times. God Bless to all.

  3. Bev says:

    (UNITED STATES) New to this forum. I was with a man for five years and we had a child unwed. I guess he was with another woman the last year of our relationship and they are now married. I did not know about her. He has not been a part of our daughters life for her six years.

    Every morning I wake his name pops in my head saying “I love you (name).” I do not understand why. So much time has passed he is not in my thoughts but still these words enter my mind every morning. I prayed recently for a man in my life after being single for many years. He has now asked to be part of our daughter’s life after six years and said it could be just me, her and him until our daughter chooses differently.

    I ask myself could he be the man? Remember he is married. My thoughts say God would not send me a married man. Then my thoughts say maybe he is rightfully mine since I was the one originally cheated on. Please help.

  4. Denise says:

    (SOUTH AFRICA) Please pray for me and husband and daughter. He left us and filed for divorce. I am so hurt I can’t stop fighting for this marriage although he tells me to move on; he does not love me anymore. There’s another women too. I am so hurt but I know God’s going to make a way. I know he is.

  5. Maryanne says:

    (USA) I went out with a wonderful man for almost two years. The more I got to know him, the more I fell in love with him. I had opportunities to go out with other suitors. For every single one of the 4 suitors that I spend some time with, mainly because my boyfriend was significantly younger than me and I was afraid his family might not accept me, I realized that I truly loved every single value my boyfriend had. I loved his character, personlity, and heart. I was attracted to everything about him, his kindness, his generosity, etc. All these suitors seemed to have the same character but it was my boyfriend I loved: I felt it deep in my heart. So I decided to commit 120 percent to my young boyfriend, then he just called me up and said he does not want to continue the relationship becuase he is tired of the distance and he does not want to cheat on me. I am so heart broken. I pray daily for him to come back. He says it is distance that affected our relationship, he lives in a different city but used to commute to visit me. He laso says he felt it was one sided. I offered to move to the same city as him, but he said it makes no difference. Now he has a new girl and says I should stop calling them because it is affecting the new relationship they are trying to build. He left just like that, yet I love him and still love him, and even when I write a list of the person I want in my life, it is his image that comes back. This is really painful. Is PUSH the right thing for me? Is it right to pray for him to come back? I truly deep down in my heart want him to come back. When I talk to him, he is concerened about me, but his deep heart is not there for me, it is closed. I would like him to come back.

  6. Angel says:

    (UNITED STATES) I am going through a difficult time in my life. My husband of 22 years has been having an affair and the other women is pregnant. He has not left the house and neither have I. I’m not sure what to do? I have been praying and believe in God.

  7. Sherice says:

    (U.S) I want to say to all those who are hurting from the lost of a relationship, God will either deliver you from the hurt or He will deliver the person back to you and restore the relationship. But trust and believe He will not leave you broken! I also want to say I encourage you all to examine your relationship with GOD and make sure you are not just praying for things and make sure you truely are in a relationship with GOD or you will leave Him feeling the same way “Brokenhearted” once you get what you want. Remember God wants us to delight ourselves in Him first and all other things will be added to us. He will give you strength to endure hardships and allow you to come out victorius. Remember Mathew 6:33 seek ye first the kingdom of God… God Bless you all and may He give you peace that surpasses all understanding in Jesus Name!

  8. Philipia says:

    (SOUTH AFRICA) Greetings Ladies… I found this blog because I was looking for something to just give my faith a lift. The one thing I have realised is that the more I prayed the more distant he became. Now we don’t even talk and I don’t even know where he is. I know he is just my boyfriend but we had hoped to get married despite our differences. However looking on the bright side, praying for him has made me much closer to God.

    I remember when I first started praying for my boyfriend, it was all about me. I prayed he might love me more, that he might cherish me and have no interest for any other woman. But God opened my eyes one day; now I pray that he might experience God for himself, and see God for who He really is. Some days I wonder if I really heard from God when I believe I heard God say that he was to be my husband or whether it was just me! I pray for God to show me the way to take though I am confused still, my heart is in a better place now.

    I pray to God for you ladies that He just opens your eyes and lets you see that it is only in seeking Him and shifting the attention from ourselves and just uniting with God towards changing that person. I on my own cannot do much, but I pray for God’s will to be done in our lives and that even if I never see him again he always remains in my heart, and that I see him again in heaven one day. If that is God’s will (that I never see him again), I have cried and prayed, otherwise but my heart has accepted that God knows my needs more than I do. For the married ladies, please trust in God. He knows best; ask Him to show you how you should be praying and He is kind enough to do so.

  9. Faith says:

    (KENYA) Jannette, I am going through the same thing. I am praying that God will change and soften his heart and he will come back to my life. With prayer, all odds will be made possible?

  10. Lisa from United States says:

    Always remember that “With God Nothing Is Impossible”, AND “That It Is Impossible For God To Do Nothing”.

  11. Philomene from United States says:

    Holding The Lantern For My Husband Brian To Come back to me. We have been separated for 3 months. He filed for divorce last week. I don’t want a divorce. Our son is 1 year old and he needs both parents. I want my family back. I don’t want to give up on my family. Please pray that my heart’s desire be granted, the return of my husband Brian, the love of my life, my one true love. I pray that my spouse may have healed his wounds from the past and forgiven all that has gone wrong. Lord, help my husband be able to follow his heart to his desire and love for me and permanently return to me to be forever reconciled as one, as husband and wife. Amen.

  12. Ruth from India says:

    I’m having a big problem and tension. I don’t have any strength again because my boyfriend of five years said he is not ready to get married. I can’t concentrate on my business. I’m getting down and now I have financial problems. I have to take care of my parents. I’m lost now. But I saw this PUSH prayer. Let me have a try. I know God will surely help me. I need you to pray for me in my situation. I can’t go away from my boyfriend. I gave all my life to him; he can’t let me go also.

    I’m not happy at all without marrying and having a relationship for a long time. It’s very difficult for me. I need you to pray for me that my boyfriend can change his mind with the help of God. Only God can help me. I try my best in a different way. I’m a Christian. I can’t do bad things to my boyfriend and I can’t let things happen to him. I just need his love and care and I want to marry and make a nice family like other people. I can’t wait like this. I want a family and I want to marry with God’s grace. Only like this I will never reach anywhere. I need your help. I can’t tell anyone about my relationship and no one understands my feelings. I can only ask God to help me and guide me in my life. Please, until I get an answer I want your help and God will surely give you a reward back. God is great God. Bless you.

  13. Tony from Canada says:

    I’ve trusted all my life in God but when it comes to answering simple prayers like having a brother or sister or a wife…I got ripped off. Instead I got one tiny relationship for 3 months with a demonic witch. Ended up getting possessed and it took 18 yrs before I got rid of it. Today I’m 59 and have lived my entire life alone… no family… no relatives… no brothers or sister… nothing. Now when I see families or couples I totally despise it.

  14. Shell from United States says:

    I’m asking for prayers of reconciliation for myself and the love of my life. She is my best friend and I hope one day for her to be my wife. But recently we had been arguing and it scared her and she left. I know this seems silly but she was the one person who loved me and I love her. Please bring us back together again, let our foundation be strong and loving. Please let me get the apartment that I recently applied for. I want to create a home for my family including her. I love her and I want her in my life forever. Thank you.

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