September 3, 2010
Drake had his first "real" football practice yesterday. He had so much fun. When it was over he said that it was "the most fun I have ever had in my whole life, Mom!" He has been waiting for so long to be able to play. He played 'center'. I don't know exactly what that means other than he hikes the ball. It was very interesting to see how each member of the team plays a different, yet equally important role. The team has a common goal and it takes several different players, each doing their own part to make to the end zone!
It really is the same thing in life. Somehow, our society has deemed your "professional importance" by how much money you make. Oh, but I see things very differently. A doctor, for example, makes a nice salary. I think we will all agree that his job is an important one, and he deserves the money he makes. But, let's break it down a bit. How important is the janitor at your child's school? Who is going to be first to volunteer for this job and salary? Any takers? Come on. No? Nobody? Have you see the bathrooms at school? What if NO ONE cleaned them EVER? What about the lunch ladies at school? Surely, somebody out there wants this job and salary. No? Who's going to feed our kids? Okay, surely we have someone who wants to be a cashier. Hurry. Raise your hand! Okay. I've got it. What about the truck drivers who bring goods to the stores for consumers? I know I've got a few of you who are interested. Driving across the country, alone. On a deadline. Day after day after day. Sounds exciting, right?
The point is, there are so many positions out there that are deemed "undesirable" for one reason or another. The person who performs these tasks are not viewed with the importance and esteem deserved. If you really thought about what would happen if there were NO janitors or truck drivers or cashiers or workers at McDonald's or bus boys .... the list goes on and on.... you would see just how important we all are on the team. Everyone plays an important role to keep our society functioning. So, as you are out and about, try to view your fellow teammates in a different light. Make a mental note of how much more difficult things might be if no one played their "position" in the game of life.
"He said to his disciples, 'The harvest is so great, but the workers are so few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send out more workers for his fields.'" Matthew 9:37-38
"Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth." 2Timothy2:15