By KIMBERLY SNIDER
THINK A MINUTE
THINK a minute.
Harlan was only five years old when his father died. When Harlan was just 14 he quit school and started working on farms. At 16, he lied about his age and joined the American army. After serving only 1 year as a soldier he left and tried becoming a metal worker, but he failed at that too. Finally, Harlan got a job working on a train locomotive and liked it. He thought he had finally found his place in life.
Harlan married at age 18, but within months he was fired from his job so his bride left him. Over the next years Harlan worked many more jobs. He tried selling insurance and car tires.
He tried operating a ferryboat. Then he managed a gas station. But it was no use. Harlan just seemed to be a born loser! Finally, late in life, he became a cook and dishwasher at a restaurant.
But soon he was too old and forced to retire. His wife had since returned to him, but he and his family were so poor that they could hardly buy food for their family.
At the age of 65, Harlan’s first retirement check came from the government. It was so small that it made him very angry. At that moment, he decided to use that small retirement check to start a new business.
Today, that business of Harlan’s is prospering and succeeding all over the world! That man who failed at everything he did all his life, still refused to be a failure! Harlan decided it was time to start again, because it’s never too late to change!
Guess what that new business was which Harlan started at age 65 with his first retirement check? Kentucky Fried Chicken. When Colonel Harlan Sanders changed and became successful at this later age, it was after he asked Jesus Christ to forgive him for living his own way and he started living Jesus’ way.
So why not make that same choice yourself right now? Why not ask Jesus to forgive you for living your own way? Then ask Him to take full charge of your life every day, for the rest of your life.
No matter how old you are or how many times you’ve failed, with Jesus in charge of your character and life, it’s never too late to change!
Just Think a Minute.