Skooter reporting 07/04/12
The food for thought this week is Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
This is a story about a young man who was looking for a job. The distinguished young Bostonian was considered for employment by a Chicago bank. The bank then decided to check out his references, one of whom was an officer at a Boston investment house and in no time the request for a reference was responded with a note that the young man’s father was a Cabot, his mother was a Lowell, in his background was a happy blend of Saltonstalls, Peabodys, and other members of Boston’s finest families. The investment executive gave his highest recommendation without hesitation.
A few days later, the human resources manager of the Chicago bank called the executive who had sent the letter and said, “We’d like to have a work reference from you before we hire this young man.” The executive replied, “I told you all about him. Didn’t you receive my letter?”
The human resources manager replied, “Yes, but we are contemplating using this young man for work, not for breeding purposes.”
Your family tree may provide solid roots from which you can grow, but you alone are responsible for the fruit you produce in your life. Genuine purpose in life does not come because others set it up for you; it comes as you pursue what you desire to achieve and to be.
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 NKJV
Taken from God’s Little Devotional Book for Leaders