There’s a story about how in ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he would hide and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Most people came by and simply walked around it. Others loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but no one did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On 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. As he picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse
laying 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. This man learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle
presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.
Are you ready for this? What is it that you are going through today? What is it that is trying your patience, getting on your last nerve? What obstacle is blocking your way? There is a reason for everything that you are going through. Stop right now where you are, and give God the praise, give Him the glory and shout HALLELUJAH for allowing you to be the vessel He has chosen this day to be glorified through.
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (1Pe 4:12-13)
Oh, praise His Holy name for another opportunity for the Lord to be glorified in what you are going through. God wants you to count it all joy this day. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith (that obstacle)
worketh patience. So, all the while they are working your last nerve, you are
being perfected. Therefore, let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be
perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4). That’s right, the more that
obstacle blocks your way, the more you are being blessed. Don't try to avoid
it, don't ignore it. That obstacle is your stepping stone to victory. Count it
all joy, and praise your way right through it, right on to your blessing.
God says, always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thes. 5:16-18). For this trial of your faith is much more precious than of gold that perisheth. Tried with fire, you want to be found unto praise and
honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (1 Pet.1:7).