A teacher took in hand a cup with water, extended it forward and asked the pupils:
“How much do you think this cup weighs?”
A brisk whisper spread through the classroom.
About a half a kilo! Three hundred grams! No, four hundred! Circulated the answers.
“I will not learn precisely until I weigh it. But now it isn’t important. I have a question: what will occur if I hold the cup with an extended arm for several minutes?” asked the teacher.
“Nothing” answered some.
“Truly, nothing terrible will happen” — the teacher answered; “And what will be if I begin to hold this cup in an outstretched arm, for example, for an hour or two?”
“You will be tired, and your hand will start to hurt” were some answers.
“And if for a full day?”
“You will be exhausted. Possibly the hand will grow numb, and it may become paralyzed if you don’t lower it” one of the pupils told him.
“So, what you are saying is the weight of the cup will change, because I will hold the cup a full day?”
— No! — in embarrassment the pupils answered.
“And what is the necessary action to take in order to correct all this?”
“Simply put a cup on a table!” Cheerfully one pupil said.
“Precisely!” Joyfully the teacher answered. “And the affairs with all vital difficulties are similar. Once you think of any problem for a few minutes, and it will appear nearby. If to think of it for some hours, it will start sucking us in. If to think of it the whole day, it will paralyze us. It is possible to think about a problem, but, as a rule, it will not do us any good. Its “weight” won’t decrease. Only action allows to cope with a problem. It is necessary to solve it, or to put it aside.”
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
And now may the Lord bless you and may the Lord keep you. And may the Lord make His face to shine upon you. And may the Lord be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you recognize that in Him, He is your source, He is the Great Jehovah Jireh, The supplier of every need. It is He who opens the Heavens and blesses you with blessings you cannot contain. And when God opens the door, no man can close the door. Your enemies shall fall before you as Jericho fell before Israel and you shall know the blessings and the abundance that only the Lord can give. In Jesus’ name, we receive Heaven’s anointing and Heaven’s blessing.