I read a story about a woman who was stuck at a busy intersection in a stalled car. The man behind her showed his impatience by blowing on his horn. The lady stepped out of her car, walked back to the irritated driver and said: “I cannot get my car started. If you will try and start my car, I’ll honk your horn for you.”
There are a lot of people who do a lot more honking than helping. You will always find more talkers than workers. I have found, in my business with people, that those who do the most honking do the least working. Many want someone else to do it and they will determine whether it could have, or should have been done a better way.
There’s the story of the committee whose members were asked, at a meeting, for their suggestions on an upcoming project. They responded: “You go ahead with the project and we’ll tell you what’s wrong with it”.
Of course it’s so much easier to sit back and critique. But, what we need are more people who are willing to be doers, those who are willing to put their hands to the plow and work for what they believe.
Even our churches are filled with more honkers than helpers. Many Christians complain about how dark our world has become spiritually, yet the only time they even think to attend church is on Christmas and Easter. Honking, not helping!
As we go through this week, let me challenge you to keep your eyes open for the opportunity to help, not honk . I promise you’ll be blessed!