I decided to share with you this beautiful story someone sent to me.
In a forest, a pregnant deer was about to give birth. She finds a remote grass field near a flowing river.
This seemed like a safe place.
Suddenly labour pains began.
At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above and lightning started a forest fire.
She looked to her left and saw a hunter with his bow extended, pointing at her. To her right, she spotted a hungry lion approaching her.
What can the pregnant deer do? Remember she is in labour!!
What will happen?
Will the deer survive?
Will she give birth to a fawn?
Will the fawn survive?
Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire?
Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow?
Will she die a horrible death at the hand of the hungry lion approaching her?
She is constrained by the fire on one side and the flowing river on the other and boxed in by her natural predators.
What would she do?
She focuses on giving birth to a new life.
The sequence of events that follows are:
– lightning strikes and blinds the hunter.
– he (the hunter) releases the arrow which zips past the deer and strikes the hungry lion.
– it starts to rain heavily and the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain.
– the deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.
Check the circumstances that took place above and ask yourself whether the deer had any influence in the chain of reactions that happened to her enemies right before her very eyes.
In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on αll sides with negative thoughts and possibilities. What we must not do is take our eyes off the ball. We must remain focused on the issue at hand.
Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us and overwhelm us.
Maybe we can learn something from the deer.
The priority of the deer, in that given moment was simply to give birth to a baby.The rest was not in her hands and any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.
Where is my focus?
Where is my faith and hope?
In the midst of any storm, have faith in God. He will never ever disappoint you. NEVER!
Remember, He neither slumbers nor sleeps!! A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say “I’m okay” with a smile.
Hmmmmmm……. Sometimes circumstances occur to shift our focus from God; but we mustn’t let it.
God is happy to see us trust Him and remain immovable even when faced with challenges.
Take your eyes off the problem; focus on the goal and the one who can solve the problem.