"The Champion is your best friend." This is one of the many lines I'm hearing as I sit in a coffee shop and eavesdrop on some poor schmuck being bombarded by a couple of "20-Somethings" about their business and if he joins their team, "the sky's the limit", "unlimited potential", "lots of resources will be at your disposal". The banter reminds me the "rope-a-dope" Muhammad Ali used to dole out whereas he would just keep on pounding until his opponent either fell or quit. "Be sure to name-drop". (Sorry, as I'm hearing this fecal spew, I want to add it as a fun portion to my entry.) Although I can't purely say I've always had a disdain for self-promotion and a life of decadence, what I'm hearing now is almost the things Seinfeld would parody and it is worth me sitting here, freezing from the AC blowing on me and borderline starving....but I'm afraid to move as this is HILARIOUS. I almost want to go over and encourage the guy their talking at (certainly not talking to or with him) to run and don't look back. "We don't discount our services. We're worth our price." Atta girl.....go for the kill!
Okay, so let me pull back for a moment and rectify a couple of things. 1. I'm fine with capitalistic enthusiasm. I've done more than my share so to eschew other's efforts to better themselves would be the height of hypocrisy. 2. King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 5:18 tells us it is good to enjoy the fruits of his labor which G-d gives us. Liking and being passionate about what you do to earn a living is fine, maybe even great. 3. Our days are numbered and we need to be aware of such so we don't waste what Our Heavenly Father has given us. This is a big one for me personally, as I'm most likely closer to my death than my birth. Got to make it count; More importantly, I must make "it" count for Him! Some will do so through ministry, others through plumbing, AMWAY, Krogers, etc.... 4. Finally, As I stare out the window and see the white clouds move eastward as the trees seem to wave goodbye to them, I sort of see my own life just slowly moving toward a setting sun which will harbor rest, peace and finality. Sounds morbid but as a Christian I'm really just getting closer to home. Until then I'll purpose my life for His Glory.....not mine.
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