Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Don’t Volunteer ME
Some many odd years ago, before we
went into the roofing business, I worked in an office with a woman named
Kelly.She was a single mother with a
growing son and a small house she was trying to keep up.
After a nice rain one night,
Kelly mentioned to me, that her roof was leaking.
With out thinking I said, “Oh
I will tell me husband to come over and look at your roof and perhaps he can
fix it for you.”
She gave me her address
and directions how to get there and was happy for my offer.
That evening I mentioned this
to Robert and showed him her address and directions.He was not interested in the least, and I was
met by silence.
I begged, “Will you please
come and take a look at her roof and see if you can help her?”
I continued to receive only
stares, but finally he spoke.
come this time, but please in the future never volunteer me to do
He stated that he wasn’t
against volunteer work, but he wanted to be the one to make that choice.
Robert put our ladder on his
truck, and we both went to visit my friend Kelly. Robert found that her gutters were full of
leaves and were stopped up.
causing water to back up and was the reason for her leak.All it took was to rake out the leaves from
the roof gutters, and run a hose down her drain pipe, and all was well.
Kelly was appreciative and
wanted to pay Robert, but he refused and said, “This was done as a favor so no
payment is necessary.”
That was a lesson I quickly
learned: To not volunteer Robert or anyone else to do a job.
In life, there are times when
leaves and dirt collect in our spiritual gutters and they need to be cleaned
out.Not necessarily sins, but often it
is leaves of busyness, we are just too busy and perhaps over committed.
Too much on our plate can clog the drains
Then there is volunteer work.Some projects are good in themselves - - even
good works, but we must take care that they are truly something that God has
given us to do.
God may ask you to
volunteer, but he will not place a burden on you that is too heavy to bear.