Thursday, January 20, 2011

...make the most of every opportunity.   Colossians 4:5b

It all depends on how we look at our problems. A shoe salesman was sent to Africa into a territory previously unreached by this company. The eager salesman aggressively went about his work of trying to sell shoes. Three weeks later, however, he phoned the president and said, "Send me a plane ticket, I'm coming back. Didn't you realize that people over here don't wear shoes? This job is impossible."

The company sent him a return ticket but some months later hired a woman in his place. Three weeks later she phoned the company's president and said, "This place is amazing, the possibilities are endless. What an unbelievable opportunity! Do you realize that the people over here don't have shoes? This job is wonderful."

(From one on my favorite devotionals, Tim Hansel's Keep On Dancin'--Daily readings to Celebrate Life.)


Vilisi@islandmusings said...

perspective, perspective, perspective

Pamela said...

I love this story! I wonder how many times I pass up opportunities that would make a difference in my life. I need to be more careful to watch the people and places God puts in my life.