I recently read a funny joke, It went something like this...
The FBI had an opening for an assassin. After all the background checks, interviews And testing were done, there were 3 finalists;Two men and a woman.For the final test, the FBI agents took one ofThe men to a large metal door and handed Him a gun.'We must know that you will follow your Instructions no matter what the circumstances.
Inside the room you will find your wife sitting In a chair .. . . Kill her!!'The man said, 'You can't be serious. I could Never shoot my wife.'
The agent said, 'Then you're not the right man For this job. Take your wife and go home.'The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was Quiet for about 5 minutes.The man came out with tears in his eyes, 'I tried, But I can't kill my wife.' The agent said, 'You don't Have what it takes. Take your wife and go home.'
Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the Same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the Gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one After another. They heard screaming, crashing, Banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was Quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the Woman, wiping the sweat from her brow.'This gun is loaded with blanks' she said. 'I had to Beat him to death with the chair.'
As funny as that is, we can still learn a very valuable lesson from the three job applicants. Each one of the applicants were so focused on the outcome of the exercise they didn't bother to look at what was wanted/needed by the potential employer. The FBI only needed to establish their loyaly, as finally proven by the last applicant (the Woman).
Its so sad that even she failed the test, (by actually killing her darling hubby). Dont be so outcome oriented that we fail to see the real value in our trials. God can allow all kinds of things to happen to us that strengthen us, correct us or teach us.Take your trials, Learn, Focus!!! Be strengthened by the TEST! and lets Play to Win!!