I was inspired to write this humorous little story out of the reality that very few people make a living doing a profession they enjoy every day. Matter a fact the United States at the height of her glory, was when the country was filled with manufacturing jobs, and most Americans earned their living working on assembly lines, which was hard, dirty,sweaty work. So we must remember what the scriptures teach, because of sin, man shall work by the sweat of his brow.
We also must also remember the command in scripture calls us to do what ever work our hands find , to do it whole heartily as on to the Lord.
I believe if we obey the teaching, God will provide for our need. If we don’t honor Him in our work place, then we will miss out on His hand of blessing.
We Christians will also hinder the opportunities to share the gospel of Christ with our coworkers if they see that Christian are lazy,thieves, who rob their employer by not give their employer a full day’s work for a full day’s wage.
A man is sitting on his front porch, watching a sun set.
When his next door neighbor come up to him, and they greet each other.
So the man asks his neighbor how things are going for him lately?
His neighbor replies, life sucks!
The man ask his neighbor, Isn’t that a good thing? Because if thing don’t suck for you, you can’t make any money , as a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman.
Written by Stephen J. Vattimo July 7 2010
A humorous little story that shine light on the hardships of earning a living.