If you want to attain great heights in life, then you must embrace challenges. Don’t give up on your projects just because you encountered difficulties.
Recently, something happened at our church site. Some artisans were hired to dig a well. Initially, I noticed that they worked joyfully because they were digging through sand – the easiest layer of the soil. Their work contract required that we pay them daily. So, they kept digging and collecting their money. Then somewhere along the line, they jammed the rocky layer of the soil. They simply abandoned the job and absconded! They left the money – a significant sum – that we owed them, their tools, their outer clothing and ran. And they never came back again.
You may laugh at the story; unfortunately, however, this is how many folks are.
Now, check your own experiences; have you ever abandoned a project because you hit a rock? Maybe, initially, you were doing well and getting along in your project. You hold on to God’s word, confessing it and thanking God. And then there came this point when you hit the rock.
Inevitably, that stage will always come.
Maybe some of the people you counted on to help you with the project slid away, and you suddenly found yourself all alone; that was a rocky layer.
Perhaps, when you set up the project you were expecting some money based on some promises made by certain people. So you started the project joyfully. Months passed without any positive responses. You still held on to God for a miracle. But after a long time, there was no money and no miracle; that was a rocky layer.
What should you do when you hit the rock? Pray and continue to pray. Be faithful in prayer and surely you will overcome.
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
Lord, I choose to trust you to help me get through the tough seasons when I hit a rock while pursuing my projects, in Jesus’ name.