A farmer came into town and asked the owner of a restaurant if he could use a million frog legs. The restaurant owner was shocked and asked the man where he could get so many frog legs! The farmer replied, “There is a pond near my house that is full of frogs—millions of them. They croak all during the night and are about to drive me crazy!” So the restaurant owner and the farmer made an agreement that the farmer would deliver frogs to the restaurant ﬁve hundred at a time for the next several weeks. The ﬁrst week, the farmer returned to the restaurant looking rather sheepish, with two scrawny little frogs. The restaurant owner said, “Well... where are all the frogs?” The farmer said, “I was mistaken. There were only these two frogs in the pond. But they sure were making a lot of noise!”
Next time you hear somebody criticizing or making fun of you, remember it’s probably just a couple of noisy frogs. Also—remember that problems always seem bigger in the dark. Have you ever lain in your bed at night worrying about things which seem almost overwhelming—like a million frogs croaking? Chances are pretty good that when the morning comes, and you take a closer look, you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
-Ephesians 4:29 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we thank you for the lesson we can learn from the frog. We pray that we would not criticizes the things around us. Help us take a better look at the situations. In Jesus' Name, amen.
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