The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. (Prov. 13:4)
A young fellow rushed into a gas station to use the pay phone. The manager overheard his telephone conversation as he asked: "Sir, could you use a hardworking, honest young man to work for you?" [pause] "Oh. . . you've already got a hardworking, honest young man? Well, thanks anyway!"
The boy hung up the phone with a smile. Humming to himself, he began to walk away, obviously happy.
"How can you be so cheery?" asked the eavesdropping manager. "I thought the man you talked to already had someone and didn't want to hire you."
The young fellow answered, "Well, you see I am the hardworking young man. I was just checking up on my job!"
If you called your Boss, disguised your voice, and asked about your job, what do you think would be His answer?
Living Beyond the Daily Grind
I love this short story! The young fellow in the above story is a classic example of what a servant leader is like without all the hype. Diligence and follow-up is critically needed in Christian circles today. If we fail to "check up on our job", we run the immense risk of losing credibility in the eyes of those we attempt to serve. A man's word outta (and I mean outta) be his bond....right? Due diligence is key here! Once we have "lost face" with someone, it's usually pretty difficult to recover that relationship because at least one of the people involved have lost credibility when there may have been greater expectations on behalf of the person that was hopeful of the outcome.
With that said, it's extremely important that we are able to "check up on our job" as consistently as we possible can. In my honest opinion, it's always better to be honest with someone about your present situation and keep that person in the know, that to totally disregard the situation or the person with very little to no regard about the weight of our words and actions. My dear friends, let us do what the young fellow shows us in the above short story. I also strongly recommend that we are able to follow up with the ultimate Servant Leader, Jesus. Amen?
Thank you very much for reading this far friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you as you make every effort to "check up on your job" in a manner that will bring glory to God, please Him in the process, and be a blessing to everyone you come into contact with! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-).