Sometimes, it seems like NOTHING in life is going our way, like there's no progress, no breakthrough, and no movement whatsoever. Everything looks
The great redwood tree, in all of its majesty, happens to also be one of the most difficult trees to cut down as well as to split. It is said that in order to split the cut sections of this log, a lumberjack will hit it repeatedly, with absolutely no visible effect. Ten strikes, then twenty, then thirty°and nothing. Then suddenly, in one strike, the log splits almost completely. It seems as if one hit was all it took, but in reality, it was the sum total of all the previous hits that finally broke through.
Eventually, the log splits. Much in the same vein, a farmer will never help baby chicks break through the shell of an egg. The baby chick struggles mightily to finally break through, after much exhausting effort. The farmer doesn't do this because if he does, the chick will most likely not survive afterward. There is something in the chick's DNA that is activated in the struggle, and without the struggle, the survival rate drops exponentially.
Perhaps this is exactly the same with us. Perhaps all the struggle was NECESSARY to prepare and strengthen us to carry what comes next. Without the struggle, at the very least, we would not carry the same reverence and appreciation for what we were able to create or produce. We wouldn't have the understanding of the struggle to be able to help others. Perhaps the struggle not only keeps us humble in our success, but also is the very thing that takes us from creating and flaming out to
For those of you who are feeling tired and weary
Reprinted by permission
Aug 30, 2019
Identity Network. Inc
Dr Jeremy Lopez
P.O. Box 383213
Birmingham, Al 35238