Monday, February 1, 2016
just keep pushing, just keep pushing
I was going to name this Robbed by Gypsies!: Curacaví Edition
GYPSIES TRIED TO ROB ME AGAIN
but i'm very experienced in this field
these gypsies did not know but haha THEY KNOW NOW gypsies have robbed my companions two times i am no fool
also i speak spanish
long story short they didnt rob us
haha, i would love to send you all an email that says 'and after much patience, we had success and it was so great and we're seeing a whole bunch of progress in our sector'
BUT SOMETIMES THE LORD LIKES TO TEACH US MORE PATIENCE THAN WE THINK WE CAN HANDLE
but it's okay
because he knows better than we do what we need and he knows what the sector needs and he knows all of everything and so, we just need to trust in Him
so what i'm saying
i am still suffering with joy!
it reminds me of a story that one of my teachers told me in the CCM
(this is the simplified version of the story)
So, there was a man. And the Lord said to the man, 'look man, there's a rock over there; I need you to push it'
so the man went and he pushed the rock but it wouldnt move. But the Lord said, 'push it anyway' and the man was like 'well alright i mean okay you are the lord after all' and he kept pushing it. And he pushed it all day until the night time and then the Lord said 'you can go home now, butyou need to push the rock again' and so the man went home to his kids and his wife and had supper and then went to bed and the next day, he went and pushed the rock.
And he did this for days and days and weeks and for a long time he did it with all his strength and all his might but the rock never moved and he started getting a little frustrated like, 'literally what the HECK i am just pushing this stupid rock and it's not doing anything but dangit
the Lord asked me to do it so okay but IT'S NOT DOING ANYTHING'
but then he starts getting a little bit tired of pushing the rock
he finishes a little early; a little before the sun goes down
and steadily he stops pushing the rock; first skimping out on a few hours... then a day... then two days... until he's only pushed the rock a couple times in a whole month and then he finally just says
'I GIVE UP'
and the Lord comes back and says
'dude, why arent you pushing the rock?'
and the man says 'well, Lord, the rock wasn't doing ANYTHING, it wasn't moving, nothing was happening, what's the point of moving the stupid rock?'
and the Lord says,
'well, man, I never told you to move the rock. I told you to push the rock. Look at yourself now. You've been pushing the rock so long that your muscles have grown; you've changed, you're a different person and you have more strength and more patience; why didnt you trust me?'
and the man probably was just like
'what have i done' in a low terrified whisper
lol i dont remember exactly how the story goes after that
BUT THE POINT IS THAT SOMETIMES THE POINT ISNT TO MOVE THE ROCK
THE POINT IS TO PUSH THE ROCK BECAUSE THE LORD IS TRYING TO CHANGE US AND HELP US TO REACH OUR POTENTIAL so if the Lord tells you to push a rock, push it! And keep pushing it! Don't give up like the silly man; JUST KEEP PUSHING AND KEEP GOING AND KEEP TRYING because the Lord is forming you into something much better than you were and maybe it's going to take a long time and it's going to be tiring and it's going to hurt, but if we do it, we will never ever ever regret it. The Lord LOVES US SO MUCH.
what else happened
i do not remember
OH YES this is something i've been forgetting to say; the mission is going to have changes
i feel like i already did say this actually
that my finishing date is now theinstead of the 6th? did i say that? i dont remember but anyway just in case i didnt say that, there's that
i remember the other thing that happened
but i'm not going to tell you haha nevermind forget i said anything
and i dont remember what else i did this week, it literally went by so fast. Everything is so fast and together and this OH YEAH some of the changes of the mission
our pday from here on out is going to beWOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOO so dont freak out if i dont write
cos i'll write
and yeah that but anyway
shoot i'm the worst unexciting person that exists i dont remember anything that happened this week
BUT THIS IS ALL THE WHOLE TIME THAT I HAVE SO LOVE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK KEEP PUSHING THAT ROCK