Servitude
Ralph Profitt | December 10, 2020

For centuries, people have voluntarily sold themselves into servitude for various reasons (volunteer slavery):
Transportation to a better country.
Free land.
A better future for themselves and their family.
There were abuses of this system, with the story of Laban and Jacob and Leah and Rachel:   in the Bible as the prime example.

It is time to consider doing something you really like, and something you are truly gifted; something you can do well.

In our modern culture, it is termed: "Working for a living.   "Hours and days and years are exchanged for wages.
It occurred to me:   Anytime we work for pay, we are selling to the highest bidder; and begging the question:   How much is your life worth?   Time can never be replaced; it is relentless in its lasting pursuit.
Once it is gone; it is gone forever.



But it turns out some are worth more than others.   The more highly skilled, educated, trained, and experienced will be paid more.
So, is one's pay sufficient?
Or is it time to "crawl deep within one's self and ask:   "Can I truthfully say, without reservation; My present employment is the best I can attain?
If there is any hesitation to your answer, then why not review your circumstance, and discover if you can:
Improve yourself.
Renew your interests and commitments.
Bloom and grow where you are, before moving on.

If no opportunities exist, then it is time:
Acquire new skills.
Take advantage of your talents.
And consider relocating.

Life is far too short to be continually miserable.
It is time to consider doing something you really like, and something you are truly gifted; something you can do well; something that gives you a sense of self-esteem; and respect for yourself and all others.

In the end, We are the sum total of the many choices we make; striving for as good a life as we can make.
Choose wisely.



 
 


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