Charge what you’re worth

Think a minute.You may have heard about Henry Ford.  He was the first to use the assembly line in his factory for mass production.  So every day his factory built and sold many cars.  Well, one day the big generator that produced all the electricity for Ford’s factory suddenly stopped working.

The whole factory shut down costing Ford a huge amount of money.  So he quickly called one of the top engineers in the nation to come fix the generator.  This expert engineer arrived and began looking and tinkering with the big generator. After only one hour, the engineer had found the problem and fixed it!  So Ford’s factory immediately began making cars and money again.

A few days later Henry Ford got the bill in the mail from that top engineer for fixing his factory generator.  The bill was $10,000!  Ford could not believe how expensive it was, so he called the engineer on the phone.  He said:  “Excuse me, Sir, but isn’t $10,000 rather high for just 1 hour of tinkering?”The engineer answered:  “Mr. Ford, I’m charging you $10 for my 1 hour of tinkering, and $9,990 for knowing WHERE to tinker!”   Ford answered: “Well, I guess you’re right.”  And Ford paid the engineer his $10,000.

Did you know that people will usually accept your own estimate of yourself?  In other words, they will give you the same worth you give yourself.  So don’t sell yourself short!  I’m not saying we should go around with big egos and pride, thinking we’re better than other people.  But if you have special abilities, training, or experience in a certain skill, then you can have reason to be confident in your special ability and charge what you’re worth. You may be skilled and good at working with computers, cooking, sales, building, or something else.

The One Who really knows your abilities, Who can help you know what they are, is the One Who created you.  And no matter how much you’re worth in the world of work and business, your real worth comes from how much your own Maker was willing to pay for you.  You see, the price God Himself paid for you was when He gave His own perfect life on a criminal’s cross to save you and me from living without Him and suffering forever.  So why not ask Jesus to forgive you and give you a new life today?  He can take full charge of your life every day and show you what you’re really worth.  Just Think a Minute.

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