A young, unemployed musician had spent weeks walking the streets of New York looking for work. One afternoon he walked into a theater, sat in the front row watching the organist closely. Finally, the organist stood up and left the stage for a break. At that moment he jumped up, ran to the organ, sat down on the bench and started to play an inspiring blues song.
Immediately, the owner ran onto the stage and began to reprimand him for what he had done. But the crowd began cheering loudly and clapping wildly. As he listened to the response of the audience, he realized what had happened, turned to the musician and said, “Want a job?"
"Yes!" said Count Basie and the career of one of the world's most recognized musicians began at that moment.
God often presents a “once in a life time” opportunity for us to use the talents He had given us. It may be in the least expected place at the most unusual time. But opportunities will come. And when they do, we must be ready and willing for He will always – and also – give us the talents to do what He has for us to do.
Prayer: Lord, grant us Your approval and blessings by making our efforts to serve You successful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.