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shaking it off and step up!

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by the grate, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. the grate

    the grate JF-Expert Member

    Dec 3, 2011
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    A parable is told of a
    farmer who owned an
    old mule. The mule fell
    into the farmer's well.
    The farmer heard the
    mule 'braying' -- or
    whatever mules do
    when they fall into wells.
    After carefully assessing
    the situation, the farmer
    felt sorry for the mule,
    but decided that neither
    the mule nor the well
    was worth saving.
    Instead, he called his
    neighbors together and
    told them what had
    happened and asked
    them to help haul dirt to
    bury the old mule in the
    well and put him out of
    his misery.
    Initially, the old mule
    was hysterical! But as
    the farmer and his
    neighbors continued
    shoveling and the dirt
    hit his back, a thought
    struck him. It suddenly
    dawned on him that
    every time a shovel load
    of dirt landed on his
    back: he should shake it
    off and step up! This is
    what the old mule did,
    blow after blow.
    "Shake it off and step
    up... shake it off and step
    up... shake it off and step
    up!" he repeated to
    encourage himself. No
    matter how painful the
    blows, or distressing the
    situation seemed, the
    old mule fought "panic"
    and just kept right on
    shaking it off and
    stepping up!
    You guessed it! It wasn't
    long before the old
    mule, battered and
    exhausted, stepped
    triumphantly over the
    wall of that well! What
    seemed like it would
    bury him, actually end
    up blessing him. All
    because of the manner
    in which he handled his
    In addition to "shaking it
    off and step up," we have our
    heavenly Father(GOD) to help
    get us though rough
    times. When the going
    gets rough, keep looking
    up, and trusting him. Hv nc wkend all of jf members,..lov ya