In a certain cotton factory, a notice was put up on the walls of the workroom. It read as follows: “If your threads get tangled, send for the foreman.
One day a new worker got her threads tangled. She tried to disentangle them, but only made them worse. Then she sent for the foreman. He arrived quietly, and looked at her threads.
“You have been trying to do this yourself?” he asked her.
“Yes,” she replied.
“But why did you not send for me? Those were your instructions.”
“I was doing my best,” she said.
“No, you were not,” the foreman said.
“Remember that doing your best is sending for me!”
How often do we act like this worker! When we are in trouble,we often make things worse for ourselves. We run from pillar to post, appealing for help. We turn to our relatives; we entreat our friends for their support; we knock at the doors of our bank manager; we appeal to our business associates.We are only making things worse.We should call upon God for help, for that is the best thing we can do!
One of the surest ways to be secure is to practise the presence of God in your daily life. Make
this a habit; think of Him while you work, even as you think of worldly matters when you pray.
Connect to God as often as you can. Reserve just one minute for God, once every hour.During this one minute utter within yourself a positive affirmation such as, “I am not alone; God is with me,” or “O Friend of the lowly and the lost! I surrender the thread of my life in your hands!”
By so doing, you establish a contact with the source of all strength, with the fountainhead of all
success. Once every hour, throw yourself into His grace; turn to Him, relax in Him; let go, let God!
Lovely Thoughts for Lovely People Just Like You