THE DONKEY TALE

This week, I want us to learn our lessons from the legend about a donkey, so that our hearts can continue to be strong on God in the market place. One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well, the animal cried distressingly for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was too old and not well needed, but may be covered up anyway, that it just wasn’t worth his efforts to rescue. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit its back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!   

Life is surely going to shovel dirt on us, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up into fulfilling our lifetime assignments. Each of the challenges if handled positively can become a stepping stone into the next phase. We can surely get out of the deepest wells not by whining, murmuring, complaining, backing off, stopping, giving up and throwing in the towel or resulting to fate! Shake things off you and take a step up into your next place. Remember the five simple rules to peace of mind and fulfillment:

1. Free your heart from hatred and forgive others (Whatever and Whoever)

2. Free your mind from worries (Most things we worry about never happens)

3. Live simply and appreciate what you have (Don’t dwell on stuffs you don’t own)

4. Give more (Smile, teach others what you know)

5. Expect less from people but more from God (Don’t be trapped in people’s opinion; you may be fighting a battle you can never win).

 Do you constantly think about your future and how things will eventually turn out in your life? You can live in the consciousness of a secured future because God is working things out in your FAVOUR even though sometimes things may look bleak but this week shake it all off discouragement, depression, doubts and disappointment. Have a great week!!!

MORAL OF THE STORY:
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping and never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Ayo

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