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Shake it Off!

There was once a farmer who had an old donkey. One day he was walking along and heard his donkey crying. As he walked towards the cry of the donkey, he found out that the donkey had fallen into an old well and was trying to get out. The farmer thought to himself, How am I going to get this donkey out of the well?

As he pondered it for a little bit, he began to reason within himself saying, “Well, this donkey is too old anyway. He’s not really worth the time and effort to get him out of the well.” He called over some of his farmer buddies and they began to shovel scoops of dirt and throw it into the well, burying him alive. The donkey panicked at first, knowing what they were trying to do. Suddenly, to the farmers’ amazement, the donkey started to do something different. For every scoop of dirt that they would throw on the donkey’s back, he shook it off, and used it as a step to climb out of the well.

Life is hard. It is an uphill battle. The world today tries to throw a lot of fear, doubt, and oppression our way, but you know what? We must take what the world tries to throw at us and use it as a stepping stone to get out of the hole! The Bible says in 1 John 4:4, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” He is who He says He is, and if we are in Christ, He is made our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30) through His blood.