Friday, January 28, 2011

So many Starfish

One day there was an old man walking an the beach. The shore was lined with stranded starfish as far as he could see. He saw in the distance, a young man who seemed to  be dancing along the shore. As he got closer he notice that the young man was picking up the starfish and throwing them back into the ocean! The old man asked him, "What  are you doing?" the young man replied "If i do not put them back in the ocean they will die." The old man then said "There are hundreds of starfish out here! There's no way you can make a difference." The young man paused for a second, bent over and threw another starfish into the ocean and said, "It made a difference to that one." 

This story means a lot to me. It makes me think about my perspective. How often do we see things from the old mans perspective? Pessimistic or doubtful! Especially when it comes to our everyday lives. its easy to get discouraged when we face trial which seem impossible to overcome, but if have a HOPE and Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ we know that "There hath no temptation ataken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be btempted above that ye are able; but will with the ctemptation also make a way to descape, that ye may be able to ebear it." (1 Corinthians 10:13) 
 So when opposition is staring us in the face, Go ahead walk with confidence. Remember God is with you and with his help anything is possible!