What have you got to prove?
I’m reminded of old man Walton who started his grocery store and worked to make it the best. He most likely didn’t tell anyone he was a grocer. Probably didn’t make a habit of pointing out where he lived, what car he drove or where he bought his clothes. How many of us can make those claims?
Years passed by and old man Walton capitalized on his success by selling franchises of his grocery model. I don’t think anyone was busting down his door to get in on the ground floor either. I haven’t read the history of his success, but I read somewhere that he lived in the same house, drove the same car and wore the same style of clothing up until his death, and probably never telling anyone his little grocery store became the very successful Wal-Mart grocery chain. He knew who he was and that was enough. He lived and died a humble man with nothing to prove.
Don’t you just hate it when you meet someone and they have to tell you how successful and rich they are? They live in the upscale part of town. Drive expensive cars and have a collection of toys that others only dream of. They’ve hunted big game in Alaska and Africa; Climbed to the peak of the Himalayas; Fished the mighty lakes and rivers in the Rocky Mountains; Rode their mountain bike thousands of miles in their quest to fill that bucket list, yet they are still here bragging on their successes in life.
Their professional life is the talk of the town as they hob-knob with societal royalty, the doctors and lawyers and the really well to do. Oh and not to forget they are as religious as the church building they frequent on occasion. Compared to them my life is a wreck.
I have a home (house to live in and a car to drive) a family (my children are all grown) and live nearby with children and grandchildren of their own. I have friends and still keep in touch. There are family and friends in different states and countries and we connect online much more than over the phone or vacation visits. I have what I need to survive comfortably for a while.
More importantly I have a loving God who supplies my every need and is waiting for me to join him one day.
Joshua 24:15 – But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
I am content and have nothing left to prove. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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