By Linda Tancs
During their exodus, the Israelites sometimes lacked water. On one such occasion, God told Moses to speak to a rock for water to flow. Unfortunately, Moses struck the rock instead and suffered the consequences of his disobedience (Numbers 20:2-12). The story of the rock provides a metaphor for approaching problems. Think of a rock as an obstacle, a problem. If you speak to it, then you attempt to relate to it, to come to terms with it. But if you butt heads with it by striking out against it, then you only make the problem worse.
What are your rocks in life? Speak to them.
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