This week I am sharing some Lessons on Treating People Right that I have gleaned from emails sent to me. Some of these you may have read - but the important point is do you apply them.
"Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of you faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing." James 1: 2-4 (HCSB)
Third Important Lesson. - The obstacle 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.
Today, focus upon the opportunities that are disguised as obstacles in our path.
For Kingdom Education,