Sunday, September 22, 2019

Reinventing Yourself

During the Great Depression, Wallace Johnson was fired from his job at a saw mill. He and his wife desperately needed income from his job just to get by. His worried wife asked, “What are we going to do?” Wallace thought through his options and told her, “I’m going to mortgage our home and go into the building business.”

Wallace was forced to reinvent himself. His first venture was constructing two small buildings. God blessed his business with more construction projects. Within five years, Wallace had become a multi-millionaire and later a co-founder of Holiday Inn motel chain.

He wasn’t bitter at the man who fired him. Instead he said, “Today if I could locate the man who fired me, I would sincerely thank him for what he did. At the time it happened, I didn't understand why I was fired. Later I saw that it was God’s unerring and wondrous plan to get me into the ways of His choosing.”

What looked like the worst thing that could happen to them actually became the best thing. “The Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you” (Deut. 23:5).

Sometime during your life you might have to reinvent yourself. “Reinventing yourself” means that when a door closes, you chart a new course for your life. You might have to do something that you’ve never done before, just like Wallace Johnson. “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established” (Prov. 16:3). With God involved, the new path can be more blessed than the original route.
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