Weekly Encouragement – 4/19
Wisdom from the Elephants
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” the trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
How many of us go through life believing we cannot do something? Often times, when something knocks us down, we are tempted to stay down. After all, it’s easier to stay down than to get back up. Think about this… when a baby is learning to walk, it doesn’t give up on their first try. They fall over and over again. Eventually, they gain enough strength to walk. That is how we need to live. The struggles and difficulties of the past are strong, but not strong enough to hinder us from living out the plan God has designed for us. His love and mercy are stronger than anything we will ever go through. Do you believe this? Cut the bonds of doubt and failure that are holding you back and be free in God’s Word.
I Am Praying For You… Continue To Seek God In Everything Moment In Life… The Good And The Bad… Only He Can Bring True Comfort And Strength… See You At Church This Weekend…
~ Pastor Robb
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