Monday, January 21, 2013

When You Die To Yourself, Your Dream Will Come True!





The Three Trees






Once there were three trees on a hill in a woods.


They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty."




Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."





Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees.





When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter," and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true.

One of the woodsman said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one," and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals.He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.





The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.





Then one day, a man and women came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.





Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the king of kings in its boat.





Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. When you die to yourself and give in to the plan of God that He has for your life, all your dreams might seem like it has gone dead, but suddenly when the appointed time of your life comes, all your dreams will resurrect itself, and you will be used mightily for the glory of God in such a way that you cannot even imagine in your wildest dream to fulfill it all with your strength or might even if you have lived a million years twice and have gone by your own way or will.

God will keep your dream in spiritual incubator if you feed yourself with faith and desire to fulfill it sincerely in your life, before you can realize the dreams will become a reality supernaturally because God's life will break forth out of which was formerly lifeless and just an idea until its appointed time for fulfillment comes. So keep believing the big dreams you have regarding serving God in a BIG WAY, one of these days it will become a reality in your life because God is behind it to fulfill it fully. Praise the Lord!

Much Blessings....









1 comment:

Peta Gayle Oates said...

This was very interesting. I was blessed by this post.

God bless you

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