This has been a day. I’m trying to get things wrapped up so that we can go to Oklahoma City tomorrow. (Jamie begins Oklahoma Christian). I’ve been rushing around. I’ve already knocked my telephone off the desk (I then pieced it together). A few minutes after knocking it off, I bent down and hit the side of my head on the corner of my computer. Oh my…
Walked up to the reception desk at our Community Center. Said something stupid to our main person at the desk. (I would tell you but its embarrassing…) Did I say it in front of one person? No. In front of two people! It was one of those moments when I didn’t mean it the way it sounded. Oh my…I’ll probably get banned from going over there.
But I did get a telephone call that was a real highlight. A friend who I haven’t talked with in sometime called. He has always been such an encourager. He is between jobs (a tough time as many of you know first hand). He told me how much he really wants to do what was right before God. In fact, he has been praying during this time of interviews and decisions that he will do the right thing. He just turned down a job. This job would have paid him well (six figures). Now get this, do you know why he turned this job down?
Answer: He turned it down because he knew it wasn’t right.
He is married and has small children. The job required that he be gone from home four days per week. He would be away from home four out of every seven days. In other words, he would only be home twelve days per month. My friend turned it down…It wasn’t right.
I admire my friend. He is an example of a real man. What he did took courage. Even more important, it took faith. My friend believes what his grandma has been telling him for many years. "God will take care of you."
I want to be more like my friend.