My first job was at The Nugget restaurant in Oxford, Mi. I was hired on as a bus boy. I cleared and cleaned tables, washed dishes, cleaned restrooms and floors and freezers and grills and parking lots and anything that could be cleaned.
My dad dropped me off for my first day of work. Before I got out of the car he gave me this one piece of advice. “Brian, don’t let anyone find out the job that you hate.” That was it. And it was profound.
I soon became known as a hard worker. All sorts of jobs were thrown my way. I began to discover that these were jobs that people hated to do. When asked to scrub down the dumpsters because all the food debris was making them stink I remembered my dad’s advice. When asked to clean up the men’s restroom after someone “missed” (and not while standing up if you know what I’m saying) I remembered my dad’s advice.
I loved that job. All of it. Even the nasty stuff.
We want you to love Lakewood Park Baptist Church and love it’s pastors. In order to do that well, allow me to share with you some wise advice from a great man. Don’t ever let anyone find out what you hate about our church or it’s pastors.
You’ll soon find yourself thinking about how much you love our church and it’s pastors and that will impact your heart. If there was negativity, you’ll see that negativity start to diminish. If there was a hesitancy to get involved, you’ll see that hesitancy start to diminish. You’ll look at the church and it’s pastors through a lens that sees what’s good and what you love as opposed to what’s wrong and what you hate.
Looking forward to seeing you – and your loving heart – this Sunday.
~ Pastor Brian