I heard of a young man named Ray Hoo, who had just graduated from Iowa State University. He returned to his native Jamaica where he tried to find a job. His brother arranged for him to have an interview with the chairman of the Jamaican banana industry. Things went well during the interview and the chairman decided to make an opening for Hoo, even though there wasn’t one.
Then the chairman asked Hoo how he would like to spend his spare time. Ray said that he liked reading and sports, particularly soccer and basketball, and added, “I also spend a lot of time in Christian activities because I hope to someday give my life to Christian missions.” Upon hearing that, the chairman decided that he could not spend money to train a new man only to have him leave for the mission field. He said, “Young man, your ambitions are noble; but we want men who will give their lives to bananas.”
Whatever you give your life to is what your heart dwells on.
Is it mygoal to give my life to bananas?
All around me people dedicate themselves to bananas, or oil, or technology, or whatever they do.
Life is too short. I won’t give my life to bananas.
I have given it to Christ.
In The Bonds of Calvary,