A fellow about my size applied for a lumberjack job. The foreman
said, "You're a bit small for this work, have you had any experience?"
"Yes," he said, "I cleared the entire Sahara Forest." The foreman said,
"It's called the Sahara Desert." He said, "Yeah , it is now."
Enthusiasm and confidence are powerful. I have a cousin who is a
successful entrepreneur. One of the reasons for his remarkable success
is enthsusiasm with a capital E. His excitement about his products
exudes from him like a squeezed sponge. You never have to guess
about whether or not he is sold on his product -- it's written all over his
He is a perfect example of how we should be in offering the Gospel of
Christ to a needy world. If we all had his type of enthusiasm for our
"product," we could readily reach our world for Christ in our time.
Let's think about that for a minute. Each one of us -- let's look at
ourselves as though someone else were meeting us for the first time.
What would they see? Would they get any clue that we are Christians
or that there is something different about us in a positive way? Think
In Ephesians 6:7 (nlt), Paul said, "Work with enthusiasm, as though you
were working for the Lord rather than for people." When our
enthusiasm is for the right reason, positive results will happen.
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