Christian Living

The Best Job Ever

Good Bosses are Best.

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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.”

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

44 replies on “The Best Job Ever”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!


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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