Well, I am once again captured by Alan Sugar and ‘The Apprentice’.
16 aspiring business men and women must prove themselves as money makers to Lord Sugar through competing in various tasks, ranging from selling farm goods in the city to resourcing a new big hotel in Dubai. The team that brings in the most money or gets the best deal is rewarded, whereas each person in the other team is at risk of being Fired by Lord Sugar.
Of course, it’s not just Alan Sugar they must impress. They must also impress Sugars two sidekicks, who quite obviously never smile.They are probably on commission for every different face that they pull whilst on camera. Faces range from disappointment to confused, to ‘Here’s another face I can do’.
Each candidate tries to please Lord Sugar, like a child trying to impress a parent. Quite often, they fail to live up to their arrogant statements and so they blame everyone else for the failure of the task.
Whilst I wouldn’t go on the programme in fear of being verbally slaughtered by strong characters, I want to be an Apprentice. Not of Lord Sugar, but of a guy called Jesus. He is no wealthy businessman, neither does he offer a life of wealth – Instead he was born in a stable. He doesn’t offer millions of pounds, but instead he offers partnership with God.
My life is not about doing stuff to impress him, because compared to his Godly greatness, my life CV is pretty dull. Instead, I want my life to be a response to all that God has done for me. Not to impress, but to follow his every word.
And the best thing of all – Even though I often fail, God doesn’t point the finger to say ‘You’re fired’ – Instead, God continues to invest in me regardless. He invites me to start over again.
Friend, he can and will do the same for you. But first, he needs your commitment. Just as the apprentice candidates send their CV to Lord Sugar, God requires that we give our lives.
Will you apply?
You have nothing to lose but everything to gain.
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Maybe as Jesus’s apprentices we have to get ‘fired up’, not ‘fired’. Ha ha. I love the Apprentice too although every year I swear I’m not going to watch. It’s just that other people’s inefficiency is SO addictive to watch! I liked your line about ‘here’s another face I can do’. That is exactly right.