I read an old parable and I had to share it with you this morning. A farmer had an old mule that fell into an abandoned well. The farmer decided that neither the mule nor the well were worth saving, so he got some buddies to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery. The first shovel of dirt hit the mule on top of the head and the mule didn’t like that one bit! A thought hit the old mule, I’ll just shake it off and step up! So that’s what he did. Shovel after shovel, the old mule fought hard and he didn’t panic and just kept shaking it off and stepping up. Shake it off and step up! Shake it off and step up! Before long, the battered and exhausted mule stepped triumphantly over the wall of the well and into a new chance at life.
I love it! If we refuse to let regret, bitterness, worry, failures, and guilt that rains down on us bury us, then those things have within them the power to lift us to levels we’ve never before reached! Refuse to let these hope killers steal our future and bury us! Shake it off and step up!
I want to give you scripture to read this morning to live by.
Philippians 4:13; I can do all things through Christ that gives me strength.
2 Timothy 1:7; God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Lamentations 3:21-23; This I call to mind and therefore I have hope. Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion’s never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!
I know there are things in this life that can overwhelm us! But don’t forget that you are loved by God! He is for you! In that day to day grind, it is so easy just to throw our hand up and roll over. But Satan would win. We can not allow that to happen! Fight back! Shake it off and step up!
Don’t Buy the Lie! Put some Truth in your diet. God bless! I hope you have a great Thursday.