‘”The one who breaks open will come up before them; they will break out, Pass through the gate and go out by it; Their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head.” (Micah 2:13).
Many people give their efforts when they face big hurdles and huge struggles. Those things may look huge in the eyes of the people of the world. But they are not bigger than the power of God. Without looking at those hurdles, keep looking at god who breaks open them.
I have read somewhere ‘make the hurdles as your steps to climb.’ Whichever thing may block your progress, God will transform that into your step to climb. When the Wright brothers of America were involved in the invention of the aeroplane, they came across several hurdles. The first plane did not even fly few feet. It crashed on the earth but the brothers did not lose heart.
They rectified the short comings and again made an effort to fly it. Twenty five army men were waiting ready, tied up in a rope to stop the plane where it had to be stopped. But all of a sudden it started to move higher and all the army men tied by a rope had to go along with the plane hanging below it. Those men were frightened when the plane began to fly at a high altitude and out of fear one by one left the rope and died falling on the earth. But one man among them did not panic but he kept on calling God for help.
With the God given wisdom he pulled the rope and tied it around his waist, made a knot and travelled in the sitting posture. When the plane was lowered, he safely landed on the earth. Whenever you make an effort for one thing, it is sure that the hurdles and other blocks will do come. You may come across a shortage of manpower for your project or your superiors may discourage you by throwing unwanted questions. But if you persist in your effort without relenting you will definitely reap the harvest.
Japan faced a huge defeat in the Second World War. Its economy was greatly shattered. America poured atom bombs and demolished the entire states of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Shame and humiliation was there all around. But the people of Japan bid not give up. Today, it has improved in all sectors and leads the other countries of the world.
Yankee Paul Cho began his church with four persons in a village. He prayed that at least thousand members should attend the service in the church. He worked hard for it. He made house visits. But he faced numerous threats for life. Many priests plotted against him and tried to deport him from there. But the man of God did not give up. Today, the strength of the congregation of his church stands at fourteen lakhs. “Those who try hard will not be put to shame\.”
To meditate: “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.” (Psalm 16:6)