I want to share a story from Brother Bo Sanchez during his talks at the feast. A very inspiring story that once reminds us to focus and concentrate on where we good at, not on our weakness.
Once upon a time, there was a man who was applying for a janitor in a big company. The HR manager was interviewing him, after a very, very satisfactory interview the HR manager told the would be a janitor. “You’re hired” Thank you, sir, thank you so much answered by the man. The HR manager said, well, I just want you to fill out this forms, well, just give me your email address so that I will email to you the other documents that you have to sign and tell you when you will report to work as a janitor. The man said, Oh no, ah sir I do not have an email. The HR manager said, you, you do not have an email? A person who does not have an email in this world does not exist, and someone who does not exist cannot be a janitor! I am sorry you are not hired. So the man left that office totally depressed, very discouraged he only had 300 bucks in his pocket. He began to think his 3-year old daughter in his home, hungry waiting for food. He told himself, I need to do something! He thought for something that he knew he could do. He went to the market he bought 300 worth of tomatoes he put it in the plastic bag and he went door to door and sell those tomatoes. After two hours he sold all of them and doubled his money, he goes back to the market, buys 600 worth of tomatoes sell them again door to door, and he has now doubled the money 1,200 bucks, and he said, the day is not yet over. He goes back to the market he buys more tomatoes worth 1,200 bucks doubles the money by selling all of them and at the end of the evening he got 2,400 bucks. He told himself, My Gosh! I can do this. I can survive! After a few weeks he was able to buy a cart and after few more months he was able to buy a second-hand truck, after two years he had three trucks and after 10 years he was a very, very big food distributor. He had a fleet of trucks and he became a wealthy man. One day, a friend of his came, an insurance agent who sold life insurance, so he was there, and the friend filing up the application form for a rich man. He said, sir, do you have an email address? The rich man said, I do not have an email address, and the agent said, you are able to build a business empire without having an email address? Who would you be now if you had an email address? The rich man answered I would be a janitor.
The story reminds us that whatever we do, whatever the outcome of what we do we must accept it positively. Because God is with us and He knows what is good for us. Let us always ask God for guidance as what the bible says, Proverbs 3:6 “Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” A sample of this is Jack Ma the co-founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group who applied for a job at KFC out of 24 applicants he is the only one got rejected, maybe if he was accepted he will not become one of the richest men in China. See? Everything was already set you were rejected does not mean you are weak but the truth is, that thing was not meant for you. As Brother Bo said, “your weakness is not God rejection but God redirection, God will tell you, that is not for you I have another way you to grow in and succeed in.”
To God be the glory.