Monday, November 11, 2013

Difficulties are opportunities!

One day, there was a man named Juan, Juan lived in a small village as a water carrier.

Everyday, he would go to the river with his 2 wooden buckets and deliver it to his customers. He has been doing this for years but one day, as he was carrying water to the village, he noticed that his buckets were dripping water slowly to the ground.

The buckets were already old and worn out. Juan inspected the buckets and found out that it had a hole on it. Every time Juan would get water, it would be already half a bucket when he reaches the village.

This would mean that if Juan needs a bucket full for his customer, he would need to go back to the river twice! Juan was already getting tired and frustrated.

"This is useless, I don't have enough money to buy a new bucket. I am so tired.." Juan said.

Regardless, Juan still did his job as this was his way to earn money.

As months went by, Juan was already so tired and wants to give up. As he was getting his final bucket of water he noticed something on the road where he usually passes. 

On the sides of the road where his buckets were dripping water, beautiful flowers grew. He was so surprised that his holed bucket was actually watering beautiful plants! Because of that, Juan was able to start a new business, he now sells beautiful flowers in the village and is adding up to his income!

Why did I tell you this story? Friends, in life, it's not always easy, there are times that we want to give up on our difficult situation. We may have mountain of debts, a broken family, a broken heart, an illness.

Let me tell you this: In our difficulty, there is always an opportunity that would grow! All we need to do is endure it and wait for God as He sees everything. There is always a purpose for our difficulties.

I write this as well for the families that were affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), I pray for you that you will prosper more a midst the damage done, I pray that your grief will be replaced with the joy of the Lord, I pray that you will become a stronger person, In Jesus name. Amen!

God bless you always! 

Picture is not mine. All credit goes to kenglye