Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Opposition in Strength

by Reb Nati at Mystical Paths

It is written "when a man wishes to draw closer to Hashem he is sent opposition to strengthen his resolve to serve".

When a man resolves to do a holy task, such as taking on a higher level of Torah and mitzvot, going to a holy Tzaddik, or moving to Eretz Yisroel, he is sent minneus (difficulties). We see an example of this in the story of Avraham as he went to offer Yitzchak, he was sent trials. (as discussed in Likutey Moharan 74)

The reward is coming, but getting through the difficulties is part of the task.


Shiloh said...

True Nati, but one does get tired from time to time. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Reb Nati for posting this, I really needed to read it.

Anonymous said...

different anon:
thanks very much, this is very helpful to remember. have wanted to attend a great shul in the morning but have lots of difficulties.
please G-d to be able to do it

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