Psalm 23 – Part 4
November 22, 2013
Psalm 23 – Part 5
November 24, 2013
Psalm 23 – Part 4
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Psalm 23 – Part 5
November 24, 2013

Opportunity Is Disguised As Work

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”I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work. When I was 13 I had my first job with Dad carrying shingles to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job in a factory sweeping Cheerio dust of the ground. And I never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.” Ashton Kutcher

My life began much the same way. At 13 I was working with my uncle who was a surveyor. I did that primarily through the summers until my senior year in high school. That year I worked in a lumber mill. And I’ve been working in the business world ever since, until I retired.

Work is a blessing. Though the work environment has changed some, there was a time when a man got pleasure from his work and provided for his family. Work is one way God provides.

Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening.” (Psalm 104:23)

We live in an age where many people think they are owed a living. Others expect the government to pay their way. The government is us.

“There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.” (Ecclesiastes 2:24)

I like the thought that opportunity is disguised as work. Most of the celebrities had to work their way up the ladder. Singers began in the mall. Actors started in school. CEO’s began as mail clerks. There is opportunity hidden in the work. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)