“If you’re not having fun, you’re either in the wrong line of work or you’re doing your job wrong.” _Oren Harari, The Powell Principles, p. 89
Broad sweeping statements must be seasoned with a sprinkling of moderation.
For example, if you happened to come up on a husband and wife arguing and you hear them beginning statements with “you always…” or “You never…” you know the conversation is probably headed for trouble.
The above quotation is another example of painting with a very broad brush. It lumps everyone into one of two categories – If you’re not having fun, you’re either in the wrong line of work or you’re doing your job wrong.
I’m sure glad Jesus didn’t abide by that philosophy. I suspect that “doing crosses” was not fun! Yet that was the line of work Jesus was in and dying was the only way the job could be done right.
Everything is not about fun. You can be in the center of God’s perfect will for your life and feel like you are dying on a Cross. You can be at the top of your game when you’re in the lowest valley of your life.
- The ONE THING for today: Don’t measure your success or effectiveness by how much fun you’re having right now. There is another option available—measure your success and effectiveness by how much Jesus loves you. Your unhappiness and the source of your unhappiness will pass away but the love of Jesus Christ will endure forever.
Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV)
…looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.