An old farm dog fell into a dry well and began to bark and howl for his master. After considering the situation, the farmer concluded the dog was too old to try to save, and since he had been needing to fill in the well anyway, he might as well go ahead and mercifully put the dog to death by burying him.
But as the first shovel of dirt hit the old dog’s back, he shook it off and then climbed on top of it. As the farmer kept shoveling, the dog kept shaking it off and getting on top of it until finally the well was filled and he walked free.
Today, the Devil will probably have someone throwing dirt on you. When it happens you can waste time letting it bury you or you can shake it off and get on top of it.
Remember, learning to respond God’s way to life’s difficulties is a vital skill because it helps us redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.