The Best Job Ever

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We called a plumber last week to come check on our ailing water heater. And, as is often the case, a young apprentice came with him. While the boss was on the phone–finding a part–the two of us got a chance to talk.

He told me that he had been in the army, but was honorably discharged after fracturing his hip in a training exercise. I asked him if he missed the military. He said, “Yes. The Army is actually the best job ever. You get told what to do. You get told how and when to do it. They even tell you what to wear!” My first thought was, “Wow, it’s the same way with the Lord!”

This is love for God: to obey his commands. And His commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world.

1 John 5:3

Later that evening, I combed through my Bible, looking for the job description of a follower of Christ–also known as, the”best job ever!”

God tells us what to do

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”–Isaiah 30:21 (NIV)

He tells you how and when to do it.

“The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.”–Habakkuk 2:2-3 (GNT)

He even tells you what to wear.

“Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”– Colossians 3:12 (NIV)

When I was doing my undergrad, I had non-christian classmates ask me, “So, you just follow your God like a robot?” “No,” I replied, “I’m more like a Ford Model T that’s maintained by Henry Ford himself. It’s always best to stick with the guy who designed you.”

🙏❤️ prayers and love.

For a post about the best boss ever, please read: “God Believes in You.”





44 responses to “The Best Job Ever”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Dawn. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Dawn Avatar

    Thanks for sharing our job description as followers of Christ lol. We do have the best job ever and it leads to endless possibilities. The experience we get grows our hearts and minds.

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  3. jesusluvsall Avatar

    I like that-stick with the guy who designed you

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, graceland! God Bless.


  5. gracelead Avatar

    This is a great analogy. What a joy to have the best job ever, working for the best boss ever.

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Sorry to take so long to approve your comment, Nancy. For some reason I didn’t see it until this evening. I’m not sure where I heard the story about Henry Ford fixing stranded Model T’s. I tried to Google it, but couldn’t find the story—at least not right away. Blessings!

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  7. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    I’m another one taken by that analogy of Henry Ford fixing Model T’s. (Did not know the addendum you wrote to Ken either.) We do have the best job ever–forever!

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Gary! I was out of uniform most of last week-due to a health scare. It turned out to be something minor. It’s alarming how fragile my faith can sometimes be. Blessings!

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  9. Gary Fultz Avatar

    So right David, best job ever. Sometimes I get out of uniform, sometimes disciplined but always accepted when I get right.

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  10. Voice Coach Flozie Avatar

    Wow, God is the pioneer and the finisher of our faith. In Him we live, move and have our being

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Joseph. God Bless!


  12. ropheka Avatar

    I like that comment about the model T

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’re welcome, Funmi_O. Thank you for reading and commenting. Blessings!

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  14. Funmi_O Avatar

    I love the ending quote: Always stick with the guy who designed you. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Good idea, Pastor Pete. There are numerous benefits to being part of God’s family. Food for thought 💭. Thank you, and God Bless.


  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother! The Lord brought the Model T story this morning as I finished the post. It’s amazing how memories from 30 years ago can come back so fresh. God’s best to you and Susan.

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  17. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Love the job description. Don’t forget to include the benefits package in a future post!

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  18. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I know that song well, Beth. We used to sing it almost weekly for children’s church. The Model T answer came to me, via the Holy Spirit, at just the right time. I suppose today I’d say I take my Tesla to Elon Musk. 😀blessings!

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  19. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Excellent post David, I especially loved the Ford illustration. God bless you brother.

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  20. Beth Alisan Avatar

    David, your post brought to mind a children’s song called, “I’m in the Lord’s Army.” I still remember the motions that go with the words. I really liked your Model T answer to your college friends. Thank you for including it in today’s post.

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  21. Betty Avatar

    David, you make me laugh! Good luck with the post! Enjoy your weekend, too!

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you so much, Simply B. And I was thinking this post was not quite up to par. I’m glad you stopped by and commented. Blessings!

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Comparing the job of a plumber to following Christ. 🤔 hmmm…
    Challenge accepted, Betty! Now, I have a week to get this post “unclogged.” Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Good point. God doesn’t insist that we follow His orders. Free will can seem like both a gift and a curse, but it’s how He designed us. Blessings!

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  25. SimplyB Avatar

    This might be my favorite of your posts so far. So good! And encouraging as usual. Thank you for writing!

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    How true, Bridget! Thanks.

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  27. Betty Avatar

    Great post, David! One of my favorite verses is the one you mentioned – Colossians 3:12. That was even part of our wedding ceremony. Now, I just have to type this thought. Could you liken the job of a plumber to following Christ? (My mind works in funny ways.) I just bet you could! Happy Saturday!

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  28. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Great post. Although one of the differences is the army insists that you obey them whereas God gives us the choice (choose this day whom you will serve). So choosing to obey an act of confidence that shows we believe His ways are the best ways, and for our good in the end.

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  29. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I am so glad the Lord gives us an instruction manual so we know how yo handle each situation. If we follow Him closely, there is no room for error. ✝️

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  30. francisashis Avatar

    Amen and it’s my pleasure.🙏😊🌹

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  31. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Mandy.

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  32. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I appreciate your input, Bruce. I’m glad someone who’s had a career in the military chimed in. You are correct, Christ leads 100% by example, giving us a blueprint to follow as we lead others. Blessings!

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  33. Bruce Cooper Avatar

    Hi David, having spent 35 years in the military, I could really identify with this post. The Commander that we serve is like no other. The military teaches us to lead by example and our example is God’s Son, who sacrificed His life so that we could live. And yet, Jesus, our Commander, also washed the disciples feet. That blending of authority and service is extremely rare. Loved the Ford analogy! Blessings!

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Too long for a six word story, but it would make a good one. “Stick with God…He made you.” Thanks, Barb!


  35. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    “Always stick with the Guy who designed you” ♥️

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  36. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So true. God reins us in and it is best to listen to Him. Those who start to think they are impervious to sin are actually in great danger! Thank you for your thoughts, francisashis! God Bless.

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  37. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen. Thank you, Manu!

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Ken. It may be simply a legend, but I read that, when he was a younger man, Henry Ford actually stopped and helped Model T’s that were broken down on the road. Must have been quite a surprise to motorists!


  39. ken riddles Avatar

    Love the Ford analogy – sustained and maintained by the Master craftsman.

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  40. Manu Avatar

    Love this David- we do not blindly follow, we just know that It is best to stick with the one who designed us.
    Christ follower – best job indeed 👏🏼.

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  41. francisashis Avatar

    Excellent ,thank you for sharing such mighty post.Yes,I do feel his voice whenever there is a temptation.Perhaps he had told me at the time of a temptation of adultery that if I give in then I have to restart my prayer life from the beginning.My little spiritual powers would certainly come to an end with the completion of the act and then life would become more uncertain with my life having reined in by the devil as we do with our horse.God bless.Take care.🙏😊🌹

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