The story is told of a farmer who had a tired and worn out mule, that he thought was useless, so the farmer decided to just bury the mule.
The farmer dug a pit, pushed the mule down into the hole, and started dumping dirt on top of it. Well, this old mule was a lot smarter than the farmer gave it credit for. The mule thought that if he just shook off the dirt every time the farmer dumped some on his back, it would simply fall to the bottom of the pit. The mule knew that if he did this enough times, it would keep raising the level of the bottom of the hole. Eventually, it would be high enough for him to simply walk out of the pit.
There is a great application to life from this story. Don't let the dirt in our lives bury us. Instead, use it to propel us to a higher level. Come out of whatever pit you are in. Don't hang on to your past. Rise up again and get going! We all have work to do for the Kingdom of Christ.
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