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I Hate Wheelbarrows

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I Hate Wheelbarrows


Oh, I guess there are some good things that could be said about them. But that still doesn’t change my mind. I hate wheelbarrows. I hate them for any number of reasons, some of which I will tell you.

First, I hate wheelbarrows because they’re too much work. Entirely too much effort has to be expended to make them go.

Second, I hate wheelbarrows because they are prone to become “lopsided” easily which demands additional effort to correct. They get off balance too easily.

Third, I hate wheelbarrows because they all have to be pushed. They won’t do one thing by themselves. They’ll never budge unless made to. They’ll never go forward unless someone wears their self out pushing them. Then, just as soon as the pusher stops, the wheelbarrow stops too.

Some folks are like wheelbarrows. They’ll carry the load, but you have to push them. They only respond to pressure. And even them, you’ve got to watch them in case they get lopsided.

They have to be pushed to worship God.

They have to be pushed to find the prayer room.

They have to be pushed to live right.

They have to be pushed to dress right.

They have to be pushed to witness.

They have to be pushed to testify.

They have to be pushed to trust God.

They have to be pushed to forgive.

They have to be pushed to be faithful.

They have to be pushed to give.

They have to be pushed to read the Bible.

They have to be pushed to make progress at all.

They have to be pushed in everything.

I hate wheelbarrow Christianity.

I hate what you’ve done to yourselves.

I hate what you’re doing to others.

I hate what you’re doing to you’re church.

I hate what you’re doing to the ministry.

I hate the fact that your spirit is contagious.

I hate the fact that your children may be just like you.

I hate the fact that you can’t ‘have church’ without the preacher pushing you.

I hate the fact you don’t love God enough to progress on your own.

Do you know what we need? I’ll tell you. We simply need a good old-fashioned case of the “I want to.”

I want to have church.

I want to live for God.

I want to have liberty.

I want to have to victory.

I want to worship.

I want to pray.

I want to live holy.

I want to have revival.

I want to be a blessing.

I want to be faithful.

I want to give.

I want to obey the Word of God.

I hate wheelbarrows! I wonder what God thinks about them. I wonder what you think about them. I hope you hate them too. Hate them enough that you refuse to be one. Hate them enough that you will refuse to wait until you are pushed before making progress in God.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

June 11, 2010 at 10:56 pm

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  1. Well I am the captain of a wheelbarrow brigade!!!

    kennethbow

    June 12, 2010 at 12:56 pm

  2. I have never read such a comparision to people….so simple, so true, so sad. I now hate wheelbarrows too. Unfortunately, we all have some to deal with.

    Lady In Computer Room

    June 13, 2010 at 9:40 am

    • Thank you for your kind comments. I enjoyed talking with you today.

      Blessings!

      mballestero

      June 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm

  3. That’s a lot to handle but I can take it if I’m pushed! LOL

    I love your blogs and you always make me sound so smart when I share them… Until I tell folks it came from you. Oh, well… Please keep sharing. You have a unique POV that resonates with practical clarity.

    Be blessed.

    Jeff Hanscom

    June 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm


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