Everyone Is Important

I havw this old typwwritwr. It works finw wxcwpt for just onw problwm. Onw of thw lwttwrs is stuck and only typws thw lwttwr nwxt to it. I rwally don’t mind. I could gwt thw problwm fixwd — a typwwritwr rwpairman said hw would do it for frww — but it would bw too much troublw. I would havw to takw thw typwwritwr to thw car, drivw to thw rwpairman’s shop, unload thw typwwritwr, thwn comw back homw. Thw nwxt day I would nwwd to go pick up thw typwwritwr, put it into thw car, drivw back homw and takw thw typwwritwr back into thw housw. Anyway, wvwryonw who rwads my lwttwrs undwrstands what I mwan. In fact, pwoplw know mw by my stylw of typing. By thw way, I am currwntly unwmploywd. Now I havw morw timw to work for thw Lord with my typwwritwr. In fact, I just finishwd typing out a salvation tract. I rwally wxpwct many to bw savwd from thw mwssagw of thw tract. Thwrw is a downsidw to having this problwm with my typwwritwr, though. I typwd a rwsumw and submittwd it to many potwntial wmploywrs. No onw will takw mw swriously. I wondwr why. – Author Unknown

Three Applications of This Illustration

Finger Spelling – Be clear when you finger spell. You may think everyone understands you, but they are smiling because they do NOT understand.

Sign Language – Be clear when you sign. Just because you signed it, does not mean they understood. Just because you taught it, does not mean they learned it.

Deaf Ministry – Sometimes deaf ministry workers become discouraged and think they do not make a difference. You have a special ministry that only you can do. Do what God has called you to do and you will make a difference. Be faithful. The rewards come later, not now. If you quit, you will never reap the benefits of faithful service. Do your work now, and let God do His. work.

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