Checking Up on Your Job

Proverbs 13:4

A young fellow rushed into a gas station to use the pay phone. The manager overheard his telephone conversation as he asked: “Sir, could you use a hardworking, honest young man to work for you?” [pause] “Oh . . . you’ve already got a hardworking, honest young man? Well, thanks anyway!”

The boy hung up the phone with a smile. Humming to himself, he began to walk away, obviously happy.

“How can you be so cheery?” asked the eavesdropping manager. “I thought the man you talked to already had someone and didn’t want to hire you.”

The young fellow answered, “Well, you see I am the hardworking young man. I was just checking up on my job!”

If you called your Boss, disguised your voice, and asked about your job, what do you think would be His answer?

Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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