Weekly Encouragement – 5/1
The Tale of the Carpenter
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to
live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.
When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house…my gift to you.”
The carpenter was shocked!
What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.What a shame!
If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.
Just like the carpenter, we tend to do the exact same thing… We build our lives, one day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building… Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built… If we could do it over, we would do it much differently…
But, you cannot go back… You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall… Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude and the choices you make today help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow…
So how are you going to build your life? Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about this…
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”
“Work Hard For WhatYou Want In Life. Don’t Let It Fly Away From You. If Everything We Do Is Unto The Lord, We Should Be Diligent With What He Has Given Us… Just Like The Parable Of The Two Men Building Their Homes, We Should Be Able To Look Back And See That Our Lives Are Built Firmly On The Rock, Not The Sand…
Check Out This Song… Let’s Choose To Build Our Lives Upon The Rock Who Is Jesus Christ…
I Am Praying For You And I Love You So Much… Continue To Be A Light In This Dark World…
I’ll See You At Church This Weekend…
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Story Source: WealthyGorilla.com
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