“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “

– Matthew 25:21

Yesterday, we discussed the fact that every job has two salaries. The first payment you receive is money, while the second and most valuable is how you develop as a person, a Christian, and how you positively impact others. I would like to share an impactful example of this principle. I know a guy who is now a talented architect, but he got his start as a ticket-taker at Disneyland. He performed grunt work at minimum wage, but always got there early, always stayed late, met people, and eventually befriended some artists.

Interestingly, he did not have any artistic background, but began helping the Disney artists by doing grunt work, then started drawing and ultimately became an artist. He landed a job as an artist for Disney and then became an Imagineer. Within Disney’s research and development team, Imagineers dream, design, and build Disney theme parks, attractions, cruise ships, and resorts. My friend’s transformation from Imagineer to architect has resulted in some of the most beautiful and amazing buildings that have ever been designed.

Friend, the humble beginnings of this young man were blessed by God. He honored God in his faithfulness over what some would view as the small and unimportant tasks. I don’t think he was necessarily smarter or more naturally talented than all the other young ticket-takers. How was he different? He arrived early, stayed late, and went the extra mile. It was known to him that Disneyland ticket sales had two salaries. The first was the minimum wage, and the second was the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing, gifted, and eccentric artists. God blessed him to connect with others who carried something he could use to develop himself!


Father, teach me how to be faithful in the small things.


How often do you take advantage of opportunities to help others?

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