When my girls were young, we had a dog named Hawk. He was loyal, obedient and we loved him, but he had an unusual quirk.

Almost every day he would go out into the back yard and find a brick. He would drop his head, press his nose to the brick, and then methodically push it all the way across the yard. When he got to the fence, he would turn around and push the brick all the way back.

He would do this over and over again, diligent and determined, his nose becoming caked with mud, but it never resulted in anything, he never got anywhere new – every day was just another day to push the brick along the same worn paths in the yard.

Sometimes it is easy to feel like you are just head down, pushing a brick back and forth every day, getting nowhere. That’s why it is so important to get out there and make real connections with people.

Strike up conversations wherever you are – at the coffee shop, the dry cleaners, the grocery store. There are people everywhere waiting to hear the message of the Messiah. You won’t always find people that are receptive, but when you do, I promise you it’s worth it.

And even when you find those that won’t listen, at least you weren’t just pushing a brick around in the mud…

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P.S. – When is the last time you made a connection with someone about Yeshua? Tell your story in the comments section below!