Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Predicament (03/01/12)
TITLE: TIME OF LIFE
By Hope Grizzard
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Lately people have been relieved of their long term of service for one company and are denied their retirement term. Late age in life, they must learn a new position at seeking among college adults and others without experience or knowledge of this new employment. This can be frustrating and reminding us of movies from the Comedy of Laura and Ollie making a popular comment “Another fine mess you got me in.”
It is difficult to explain to family why there is no food on the table or worse yet, why they lost their home due to lack of funds without a job. In Florida there were so many in this predicament of life, that schools were being attended around the clock with the government paying for the meals and lodging them in a crisis shelter, another fine mess!
Years ago when I was much younger, I searched for employment and was accused of not looking or I would have found it. I searched factories, offices, restaurants; some I had never learned to do, yet was willing to fill the position if given the opportunity without look. I really did not want to hear these words again, “I’m sorry, but we are looking for someone with experience.”
One place told me that I had passed with flying colors but they were looking for an older female because they would train at their expense and then the younger female would marry and move away or have a baby and would lose time from work due to a sick baby.
I was getting excuses upon excuses ---- every where and every day. I was totally qualified. I remember vividly one establishment, where the man said, “I wish I could hire you, but you have no experience in this field. Go get you some experience and come back for another application.” I was so disturbed at hearing this; I gently stood up and stated, “How can I get experience when you will not hire me.” The man then stood also and handed me a Kleenex as tears were rolling down my cheeks. Normally I was a very strong person, but weeks of refusal, broke me down, another predicament.
My lady, you are hired. You start to work tomorrow.”
When the LORD calls us to do a work for HIM, HE trains us in HIS ways. We are on the family of GOD and get “on the job training” to work for the MASTER. Show me your faith without work, and I will show you a dead faith. This removes us from the predicament of trying to do the Work HE has already performed in our behalf. It is certain that we do not work for our Salvation, but when we receive it, we work for the MASTER in following HIS footsteps in Life.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.