Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Don't Be Sorry"

I have my days, when I get home from work, I don't want to do anything. I think we all have those days from time to time, and I personally don't think there is anything wrong with it. Of course, if you are the person who doesn't do anything; you don't have a job, you don't go to school then you are the person whom the people I grew up around would call, 'sorry'.

A 'sorry' person is one who will make any excuse they can to get out of doing some type of work especially if it involves honest to goodness manual labor. They are the ones that are always at the unemployment office looking for an unemployment check because they can't find a job, so they say.

Now, I understand the climate in which we live and I'm fully aware of the unemployment rate that we are facing in our country. This climate has nothing to do with the 'sorriness' of an individual. I, for one, have been unemployed and know what's like trying to find work that will pay the bills, and sometimes it took two little jobs to make what was needed until something better came.

Proverbs 13:4 I really love what says in the New Living Translation: "Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied."

Saints, we are to be a diligent people looking for every opportunity to work and productive in our society. We don't look for hand outs, we look to provide hand ups. Jesus told His disciples to follow Him and He would make them fishers of men.

Don't be sorry, let's go fishing.


shoprat said...

Quite true indeed.

Z said...

Excellent. Better to give the man a fishing pole than the fish.

Just Excellent, I.H.S...thanks for this. "let's go fishing" Perfect!!