Shake It Off and Step Up!

Post by Carla Nelson

Post by Carla Nelson

I think we all can attest to the fact that there is so much going on in the world today.  We all have our own challenges we are facing.  Yet we must not let these things gets us down.  So I would like to share something with you that has inspired me many times.

I have often heard that people drowning actually drown because they panic and fight the current, not realizing that if they stay calm they will float to the top and survive.  With this in mind, I want to share a short story with you. . .

There was a bull, let’s say his name was Ike, who fell into a well.  He was desperately trying to get out by yelling for assistance.  Someone came by, threw a pile of dirt in (which silenced his cries) and kept going.  Another person came by, his cries for assistance continued, yet again no one heard him as a humongous pile of dirt was thrown in.  Again, another passerby, no one hears his cries and an even larger heap of dirt was thrown into the well.  So he was sharing the story with other bulls and one bull asked him, “Well Ike how did you get out?”  Ike stated, “Well you see I stopped yelling for people to get me out, I realized if dirt was going to continue to be thrown in, I might as well use it to my advantage.  Every time a pile of dirt was thrown in on me, I shook that dirt off, used it to build an embankment, stepped up onto it and stepped up out of that situation.

You see my friend you can use your situation as an opportunity to advance.  Ask God to enlighten your eyes to the solution.


A set back is nothing more than a set up for a comeback!

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.