Hope you guys have been well. I'm good....excited because I feel God is about to do something big in my life. Not sure what but excited nonetheless.... :-) There's something that I've been seeing more and more in my life which is helping me to trust God more.
Now I'm sure all of us have had those kind of days when things just don't seem to go the way you want. You may feel annoyed, disappointed and feel that life is so unfair and you want to rant your sorry tale to anyone who will listen to you....well I'm learning to keep calm and carry on. I read a story a few years ago that illustrated this point and it stuck with me and I've decided to share it with you.
An unemployed man goes to apply for a job with Microsoft as a janitor/cleaner. The manager there arranges for him to take an aptitude test.
After the test, the manager says, "Congratulations!
You got the job and you will be employed at minimum wage, $5.15 an hour. Let me have your
e-mail address, so that I can send you a form to complete and give you details about where and when to report for work on your first day."
Taken aback, the man protests that he has neither a computer nor an e-mail address. To this the manager replies, "Well then, that means that you virtually don't exist and can therefore hardly expect to be employed.
Stunned and disappointed, the man leaves. Not knowing where to turn and having only $10 in his wallet, he decides to buy a 25 lb flat of tomatoes at the supermarket. Within less than 2 hours, he sells all the tomatoes individually at 100% profit. Repeating the process several times more that day, he ends up with almost $100 before going to sleep that night.
And thus it dawns on him that he could quite easily make a living selling tomatoes. Getting up early every day and going to bed late, he multiplies his profits quickly.
After a short time he acquires a cart to transport several dozen boxes of tomatoes, only to have to trade it in again so that he can buy a pick-up truck to support his expanding business. By the end of the second year, he is the owner of a fleet of pick-up trucks and manages a staff of a hundred former unemployed people, all selling tomatoes.
Planning for the future of his wife and children, he decides to buy some life insurance. Consulting with an insurance adviser, he picks an insurance plan to fit his new circumstances. At the end of the telephone conversation, the adviser asks him for his e-mail address in order to send the final documents electronically.
When the man replies that he has no e-mail, the adviser is stunned, "What, you don't have e-mail? How on earth have you managed to amass such wealth without the Internet, e-mail and e-commerce? Just imagine where you would be now, if you had been connected to the Internet from the very start!"
After a moment of thought, the tomato millionaire replied, "Why, of course! I would be a floor cleaner at Microsoft!"
So we can see that:
1. As the bible teaches "all things work together for good." Romans 8:28 (Everything happens for a reason)
2. If you don't have e-mail, but work hard, you can still become a millionaire.
3. Seeing that you got this story via the world wide web, you're probably closer to becoming a cleaner than you are to becoming a millionaire. Lol just kidding
4. If no one will give you a chance, create one for yourself. Very few people ever become millionaires through working for someone else.
The downs in life will probably not make much sense at the time but learn to trust God and watch Him cause it to work for your ultimate good!