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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

You're Hired

Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse code operator. Answering an ad in the newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed. When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background. A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.

The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area. Only after a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in. Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They talked among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet. They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified for the job.

Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants, “Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.” The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying, “Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed, yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”

The employer said, “I’m sorry, but all the time you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.’ Every one of you heard it, and yet none of you understood it. This young man did. The job is his.”

Oh how I never want to miss an opportunity to be “hired” for a job from God because I did not understand His message to me. Consequently, I have to be close enough to Him to hear, understand and follow His voice, “…He walks ahead of them, and they follow Him because they know his voice.” John 10:4

Psalm 119:105 tells us that the Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path and John 1 tells us the Word is God. Therefore as I stay in the Word, God will lead me, guide me and light my path for me. I will hear His voice, understand and…. get the job.

No other employer would I rather have!

(Well… I have to say, my husband makes a pretty good boss too!)


By the way,
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You’re Hired!

1 comment:

Joyce Wetherington said...

What a blessing your blog was,Tina!You and Mark both are anointed writers, and I am so thankful for your sites that I can go to. I never want to be in a position that I can't hear the voice of God.I want to be hired by HIM,too!