Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Story Of Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is the world's second richest man. I don't write about him in regard to his wealth, per say, but because he has a fascinating story. Some look to Mr. Buffet for investing advice, some admire him for his fame and fortune. Other's feel that he has an uncanny "feel" for the market and the economy. Myself, I think his is the story of hard work and that is what I find fascinating. However, it must be said, that I don't know Mr. Buffet's beliefs and his success doesn't amount to a hill of beans if he is not saved. I do think that there is a lesson of hard work. The bible says, "Look to the ant, you sluggard...", and, "He who doesn't work, neither shall he eat...".

Warren Buffet wasn't handed a fortune to start with. He grew up in the depression era, we may be facing a worse one, but he knew how to be creative and survived. Here is a part of his story.

Mr. Buffet began as a door to door Coca Cola salesman, at the age of six, during the depression in Omaha, Nebraska. He wound his way through a series of different ventures, like retrieving lost golf balls to sell. He sifted discarded race track tickets looking for throw away winners. Then he moved on to a kind of mass production newspaper delivery with a route of 1500 deliveries. He even rented pinball machines to barber shops and all of this was done before the age of 18.

At the age of 18, he had accumulated the modern equivalent of $100,000.00 in the bank. The point here is that nothing he did is beyond anyone. It wasn't luck, it wasn't brilliant, it wasn't a positive outlook, it was because he wasn't afraid of hard work.

Now, here is my point. I believe there are some seriously trying times ahead. If survival is to be obtained, it will take hard work and now. I think that we need to look to God for provision and His provision is from the ground up. How is your garden? Are you putting up food? Most importantly, how is your spiritual life? Do you know Christ?

Like I said, I have no clue about Warren Buffet's spiritual well being, but this is one example of hard work that some life lessons can be gleaned. Not about the pursuit of wealth, for true wealth is from above, but about recognising the times and making an effort to survive.

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