Soulful Voices

{November 21, 2006}   Obstacles in our Path

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.  

Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, But none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.  

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables.  

Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.  

After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.  The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. 

The peasant learned what many of us never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.  

– Author Unknown 

I encourage you to not be pessimistic when obstacles come in your path, but be steadfast and determined to get through every problem and know with God’s help you will always be victorious and have treasure waiting for you on the other side of that obstacle.   

I encourage you also to try and see the good in every problem that you go through in life and count them as lessons learned.  Be optimistic and see the good and not the bad.  God never promised life would be without problems, but He did promise He would be with us and see us through every obstacle.  (Psalm 23:4) (Hebrews 13:5-6)


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