2 Timothy 2:7(NASB) Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
It was a part-time job that I had during high school; you know the ones where you just seem to get to put a little jingle in your pocket. It was for a construction company, and my job was the “gopher.” I was to “go here and get that,” but along the way I always kept my eyes open for opportunities to learn new things. I watched as the carpenters built a wall and asked, “Why did you nail it this way or that way?” When the plumber began to put the water and sewer lines in, I again asked questions of why this way or that way. I remember finishing my lunch early so I could walk around the project looking at the different things. If I found something I did not understand, I asked questions. Years later, I ran into the man who owned the company. He asked how I was and what I was doing. I told him that I worked my way up to second carpenter in building homes and had my own handyman business. The lessons I learned on that first job had helped me get to where I was. He said, “Thank God you had your listening ears on back then!” He was right. If I had not listened to the advice I learned, I wouldn’t have achieved all that I had. What advice are we learning today that helps us walk like Jesus?
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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