Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It All Depends

An employer was conducting an interview with a new applicant. He asked, “Do you have any dependents?”

“Nope,” came the reply.

“But on your application it states that you are married.”
“I am,” she responded, “but no one can depend on my husband.”

Someone has said that the best ability is dependability. All of us have experienced feelings of abandonment when others have neglected to keep their word. We know the pain of being forsaken when someone we counted upon let us down. We have all been left “to go it alone” when the hand we expected was not there to give us a lift.

To know what to do is wisdom. To know how to do something is a skill. When we use the skills that God has given us to help others in times of need, it is God honoring. Ability is of little value without availability and dependability. We must always be ready to honor God by honoring our word. Others are counting on us.

Prayer: Help me, heavenly Father, to do what I say that I will do. May my word be as reliable as Your Word and my promises as certain as Your promises. May I not promise more than I can deliver or say something that I do not intend to do. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Ecclesiastes 9:10

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