and I thought I would share it with you.
When I was young one of my job at home was cleaning the bathroom. Mom trained me very well.
She would hide little things in the bathroom like a small piece of string behind the toilet-and when I told her I was finished she would know just where to check to see if I had done a through and through job. Very sneaky....but then we are good at that as Moms -aren't we?
Anyway as I got older and I was given jobs it seemed like cleaning bathrooms is what I always got assigned to do. Even in college.... I cleaned the bathrooms in our dorm.
Have I mentioned that I have an intense dislike for cleaning bathrooms? ;)
I began to think that when we got to heaven-- if we were given jobs to do---I knew what mine would be.......cleaning heavenly toilets.
But that would be fine....although I do hope we don't have to
clean bathrooms when we get into eternity. How about you?
I am sure we all have chores we would rather skip.
But when I get to heaven..... if that is the job I am given.......I will do it willingly
and with great pride.
I always say that this world is a training ground for what we will do for eternity in heaven.
Maybe I'll get a promotion........wonder what a promotion would be for a bathroom cleaner.....hey, maybe a cook! Maybe that is what those years in the restaurant business were all about.
Wonder what God's favorites are?
a GUY cleaning toilets. That sounds mighty good to me. \o/
O.k back to packing!
TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
..."those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled' (Dan 5:19).
Paul desired a career in the building industry. Early in his career, he was working with a large ministry to help direct several of their construction projects.
As the projects were completed, Paul was asked to stay on for future projects. To keep him busy he was given a number of jobs - one of which was cleaning toilets. He recalls getting down on his knees each day and complaining to the Lord, "Lord, I'm a college graduate!"
Discouraged, Paul told the Lord, "I will not leave here until You promote me. Please give me contentment with my circumstance."
Paul felt totally forgotten by God. A few months later, Paul received a phone call from a man in the who owned five successful businesses who wanted to interview Paul for a job. This came as a total surprise to Paul. As he drove to the interview, he told the Lord, "I only want your will in my life, nothing else. I am content to remain obscure for the rest of my life if I have You. You must override my lack of experience for me to get this job."
The owner of the company asked Paul a surprising question: "If I asked you to clean a toilet, what would you do?" Paul sat there, stunned. He wanted to burst out laughing. Paul assured him that he would simply pick up a sponge and start cleaning.
Amazingly, Paul was hired even though other candidates were more qualified. After several months of success Paul asked his boss why he hired him. His boss replied, "Paul, I still have a large stack of applications from people who wanted this job. Do you remember the first question I asked you in the interview? I asked each one the same question. You were the only one who said he would clean the toilet. Paul, I am a wealthy man, but I grew up dirt poor. I clean my own toilets at home. I can't have people running my businesses who are too proud to clean a toilet."Sometimes God places us in situations to see if we will be faithful in those