Monday, February 25, 2008

Knowing Where To Tap.

Do you know that Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference? Read the following story and be blessed.

It is the story of the giant ship engine that failed? The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man, hoping he would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life. He carefully put his hammer away. The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill from the old man for ten thousand dollars.

"What?" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!"

So they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."

The man sent a bill that read:

Tapping with hammer ..................... $ 2.00

Knowing where to tap .................... $ 9,998.00

GRAND TOTAL ...................................................$10,000.00

I pray GOD to always give us the insight to know WHERE TO TAP whenever we are faced with the dangers and WORRISOME SITUATIONS associated with the DECISIONS of today. May the good Lord always bless our effort? When we know where to tap, (through His grace), may He lead and direct us on how to do the tapping.


BroTee said...

This is a good one. I remembered when I was much younger, I use to feel that Tailors were cheats. Do you know why? I calculate the cost of the thread and then conclude that their input is not worth that much. So their charges which sometimes exceed the price of the material they have worked on is just outrageous. Years later, I understood that it took each of those Tailors years of hard-work to acquire the necessary skill. Thanks for sharing.

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