The Man With The Golden Voice

by rubenharris

The man in the video above has just been offered a full time job by the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers. What should we make of this?

The Sign:

“I have a God given gift of voice.  I’m an ex-radio announcer who has fallen on hard times. Please! Any help will be gratefully appreciated 🙂 Thank you and God bless you. Happy holidays.”

The first thing that jumps out to me is that this man recognizes he has a unique talent.  He also knows that all he needs is an opportunity in order to establish himself again.

“I’m trying hard to get it back and hopefully somebody from one of these radio or television stations says, “hey, I need a voiceover.”

Here is where it gets interesting…he chooses to stand in what seems to be a highly visible area where thousands of people pass by him without acknowledging his presence.

Maybe they were skeptical? Right, there goes the homeless radio announcer.  Tell me another one.

Then, it happens.  Another man decided to listen, which is all that he was asking.  Does he sound like a bum or does he sound like a radio announcer?

To his amazement, he sounded like a radio announcer.  He took the next step and decided to do something.  Many others had heard this guy talk, but no one had done anything about it.  Now, because of one man’s actions, the rest is history.

How many times have you seen someone looking for an opportunity and turned the other way? 

The next time you are in a position to help someone, I encourage you to do so.

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or in prison, and did not help you?’  “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ – Matthew 25:44-45