Okay, I know I’m treading on thin ice with this post. So, right up front, let me say that I am pro-USA and want us to continue being the greatest nation in the world. HOWEVER, we’ve got to admit that we have some challenges we need to address.
For instance, I have heard, time and time again, people complaining about jobs being outsourced to foreign countries. And I can certainly sympathize with the pain of watching our local jobs being sent overseas. BUT, did you know that when companies send jobs overseas they frequently not only save 75% on wages, but they also get a 100% increase in productivity!
When it’s only about wages it’s one thing, but when the people of other countries are harder workers than we are . . . that’s not okay.
In the Bible, God instructs us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23 NIV)
In other words, those of us who are Christ followers should work circles around anyone else in the world. We’re not working for the money. We’re not working just to punch the clock. We’re working for God!
And with 85% of Americans claiming to be Christians, how is it that other countries are so much more productive?