Parable – There was a woman who was called by God to push a rock. God told her to push the rock until he came back. She positioned her body and began to push as hard as she could. She pushed the rock every day. She had a small framed body and pushing the rock was very hard. Days went by. Weeks went by. She wondered when God would return, and when she would be finished. She tried hard to push the rock to get it to move. The rock would not move. Months passed by and she still could not get the rock to move. She pushed as hard as she could for many months. The rock would not move. She became very frustrated with the whole process. She sat down to rest. God came back and asked her how she was doing. She was very mad. She said “I’ve been pushing this rock for months now. Almost a whole lifetime. And it will not move!” God took her hand and stood her up. She was almost in tears. She wanted to please God by moving the rock. She was overwhelmed with failure. The Lord said with love in his voice, “My daughter, I never asked you to move the rock. I asked you to push it. Only to push it. You have not failed me.” She said to the Lord, “But why have I wasted all this time pushing a rock that will not move?” The Lord said, “When you started you were a small framed, frail woman. Through pushing this rock, you have become strong. Look at your self” She looked down and realized that she had gained body weight from muscles. She was strong and able to move anything. She began to weep with joy. The Lord said, “Now I can use you for what I really had planned for your life. You are ready and strong now for the things to come!” The Lord took her hand and took her to the destiny for her life. When she saw the new land, new challenges, and new rocks, she was at peace. She knew how to move them. They needed to be moved, not just pushed. She was ready to fulfill his will in her life. She moved mountains.
Ask God while you are waiting to show you the season of life you are in: preparation or call? Some men you have met, good and bad have been part of the making of who you are. God knows what he is doing. He knows how to get us strong in him.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.” Jeremiah 29:11-12
I love animation. This is a short Pixar film. We all have a purpose and God is getting us ready for it!