There were two men both whom decided to get a horse. One man found a red Rhone with much spirit. The other chose one more docile. They would go riding together every day. It so happened on the route they would take around the countryside, there was a ditch about eight or nine feet wide, after a time it was apparent that the Rhone’s spirit could not be shaken and he gave everything he had in all he did.
When coming up to this gap in the trail he hurled it the first time. Because of the spirit in him he was quick to respond and jumped it with no problem. Yet the more docile horse would balk every time he came to the edge. He wasn’t sure of the distance; he would stand on the edge trembling with indecision and doubt because the distance to him looked too great. Then one day after awhile, coming up to the ditch and watching his companion take it with ease, something happened within him, a “knowing” was born that he could too. So with agility and ease he gracefully bounded over the barrier.
Life is much like the two horses. When we as people come up against trials or situations we just don’t feel like we can make the distance or that it’s just too big and we don’t know if we’ll make it. So we balk standing on the edge trembling. It’s not until we depend upon the Spirit within (our born again spirits-Romans 8:9). Then we are able to make it with ease. Until we quit looking at the obstacle or trial through our (physical) eyes, they will always seem too big for us. But there is, in every born again person; a Spirit within us (God’s Holy Spirit) that can judge the distance (better than we can in the flesh) to the other side and will give us the strength (1 Cor. 2:14 with Eph. 3:20) to make it through it.
As long as we let it (2 Cor. 9:8).
It all comes to a choice whether we look for the Spirit within or just stand on the edge and balk. We will always have a choice ( 2 Chron. 7:14 with Luke 13:3).
Rom. 8:9– “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”
1 Cor. 2:14 -“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Eph. 3:20 -“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,…”
2 Cor. 9:8 -“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:…”
2 Chron. 7:14– “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Luke 13:3– “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”