A young man wished to marry the farmer’s beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked him over and said, “Son, go stand out in that field. I’m going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter.”
The young man stood in the pasture awaiting the first bull. The barn door opened and out ran the biggest, meanest-looking bull he had ever seen. He decided that one of the next bulls had to be a better choice than this one, so he ran over to the side and let the bull pass through the pasture out the back gate. The barn door opened again. Unbelievable. He had never seen anything so big and fierce in his life.
It stood pawing the ground, grunting, slinging slobber as it eyed him.
Whatever the next bull was like, it had to be a better choice than this one. He ran to the fence and let the bull pass through the pasture, out the back gate.
The door opened a third time. A smile came across his face. This was the weakest, scrawniest little bull he had ever seen. This one was his bull. As the bull came running by, he positioned himself just right and jumped at just the exact moment. He grabbed… but the bull had no tail!
Life is full of opportunities. Some will be easy to take advantage of, some will be difficult. But once we let them pass (often in hopes of something better), those opportunities may never again be available. So always grab the first opportunity.
Most people seek the path of least resistance. And this is why they never grow.
Go to the gym. I learn a lot lf lessons there.
Get into those exercise gear and by the way, just finding time to exercise is already a major accomplishment in my busy schedule. Skip the machines and go straight to the department of dumbbells and weights. Pick up the lightest one because it’s the easiest one to do and you know as well as I do that this is a waste of time. Burn those muscles. Feel the heat. Go to the limits and you leave the gym tired but satisfied and the results for the next few days will show you that your decision to do the hard ones have been correct.
Same principle in life.
Many people refuse to accept challenges because of fear.
But you hear them say things like:
- I’m not accepting the new assignment because I have other priorities in life.
- If at first you don’t succeed try something else.
- I’ll get around to doing it once I find the time.
And then the opportunity passes and they wonder why nothing good’s happening to their lives.
Success people have always been turned off with the path of least resistance because they have always chosen the path of great perseverance.
This is what life is all about.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Learn new things. Explore the world. Stretch yourself.
Meet new friends. Learn from people.
And why not go into the diligent study of God’s Word.
Accept His Call and go out and change the world.
Love God with all of your heart, soul strength and mind and be ready for that brand new life adventure you’ve always been looking for.
Don’t go for the thin and scrawny bull with no tail, choose the biggest one and the fiercest one. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
In other words, attempt great things for God and be sure to give Him the Glory.