By Ronnie Wyatt
The Chief of Staff of the US Air Force decided that he would personally intervene in the recruiting crisis affecting all of our armed services. So, he directed that a nearby Air Force base be opened and that all eligible young men and women be invited. As he and his staff were standing near a brand new F-15 Fighter, a pair of twin brothers who looked like they had just stepped off a Marine Corps recruiting poster walked up to them. The Chief of Staff walked up to them, stuck out his hand, and introduced himself. He looked at the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can you bring to the Air Force?"
The young man looks at him and says, "I pilot!” The General gets all excited, turns to his aide and says, "Get him in today, all the paper work done, everything, do it!” The aide hustles the young man off. The General looks at the second young man and asks, "What skills do you bring to the Air Force?” The young man says, "I chop wood!” "Son," the General replies”, we don't need wood choppers in the Air Force, what do you know how to do?” “ I chop wood", repeats the strapping young man. “Young man”, huffs the General, "you are not listening to me. We don't need wood choppers, this is the 20th century!” “ Well," the young man says, "you hired my brother!” "Of course we did," says the General”, he’s a pilot!” The young man rolls his eyes and says, "I have to chop it before he can pile it!"
Sometimes we are not who we seem to be. Isn’t it amazing how we go out of our way to put on a show for people? We try so hard to make everyone think that we have it all together when the truth is; we all are nothing more than broken vessels that have been cracked by life. We all have had our struggles, yet we try to put on as if we are perfect.
Do you know that God can greatly use you and your trials to touch the lives of others? Take a look at what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).”
Have you ever thought that God may be allowing you to face trials in life so that you can be a comfort to someone else in their time of need! Find someone that is hurting and tell them how God got you through. Never waste a trial! Pass on the comfort that God gave you!
Verse of the week:
“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14
Ronnie Wyatt travels for Crosseyed Ministries as a Christian Comedian, Evangelist, Conference Speaker, and Author. www.crosseyedministries.com