God calls young man to mission
Rory, had graduated from his town's adult education program and
planned to look for his first full-time job.
graduation ceremony, Roy walked up to his grandson and asked,
"What kind of job will you be looking for, Rory?"
Rory was known
among other family members as someone who loved to laugh. He was
always looking for a new one-liner to share with everyone. So,
Rory grinned and replied, "Any job will do as long as I get a
what type of work would you like to do?." asked Roy.
matter," said Rory. As long as it's not too hard, I'll be willing
to give anything a try."
"Why don't you
apply for a job at your favorite fast food restaurant?," asked
"I plan to do that
tomorrow," said Rory. "It would be a great first job. I may see
if I can just work part time. That way I can also work part time
at one of the stores at the local mall. I saw a newspaper ad
yesterday, and the store is hiring several part-time
Before he went to
sleep that night, Rory took his job aspirations to the Lord in
prayer. "Father, I thank you that you love me and that you are
directing my steps," he prayed.
"I do want to
direct your steps," the Lord replied. "So, it's important that
you ask for my help before you make any plans related to a job. I
want you to work at both the restaurant and at the mall store,
but I want you to work full time at the mall store and part time
at the restaurant."
God told Rory that
He wanted him to learn as much as possible on both jobs for a
very specific reason. "I want you to own your own retail store,"
said the Lord. "Your primary goal will be to uplift and glorify
replied Rory. "I want to serve you as well as I
"Not only do I want
you to own a retail store, but some day I want you to begin
taking mission trips to various countries," God
"I have always
wanted to visit Jamaica," said Rory.
"Everybody wants to
visit Jamaica," said the Lord. "So I have given you the desire of
your heart. Jamaica will be your first mission trip
Lord," said Rory. "And, Lord, I'd like to ask you a question. How
many other countries will I be traveling to on these mission
"I'm not going to
tell you everything right now," said the Lord. "Let's just say
that you will be taking numerous mission trips. If I tell you the
names of all the countries now, that would spoil the surprise
when I tell you later!"
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