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The problem is you must be willing to do…

God has a plan for everyone one of us, but the problem is:

“you must be willing to do whatever He want you to do.”

Visiting the Dentist

“Now, if I may put it that way, our Lord is like the dentists….Dozens of people go to Him to be cured of some one particular sin which they are ashamed of….Well, He will cure it all right; but He will not stop there. That may be all you asked; but if once you call Him in, He will give you the full treatment….

Mansion Building

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of—throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace.  He intends to come and live in it Himself.

These two wonderful analogies come from C.S. Lewis in “Mere Christianity” and “A Grief Observed

For Ernie Belzs’ inspirational story of releasing the giant within read “The Positive Principle Today,” from Norman Vincent Peale, pg. 44

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