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Fire Chief Gives Up Job To Help Others

Tom was the youngest fire chief in the country, but was unhappy when he couldn't do what he loved most. He stepped down and took a chance at starting a business – see how it became his dream job! Read Transcript

NARRATOR: Tom Harden is a lifesaver, something

that started at a young age.

I worked at the fire department during so much

during high school.

They gave me a job.

I just fell in love with it.

NARRATOR: Tom quickly moved up the ranks, and at the age of 24

became the youngest fire chief in the country.

But he soon learned that being in charge

meant he couldn't do what he loved most, helping people.

I was just a manager, managing a corporation

that had a million budget.

I didn't get to do a whole lot of firefighting.

I just felt so unhappy, because I could see no way out.

NARRATOR: Tom wanted to quit, but he

didn't know what to do next.

So he prayed and got his answer one day

while watching The 700 Club.

Pat did his finger like that and he said,

God has a storehouse of every idea that has not yet

been thought.

Ask him for one.

So that's what I did.

NARRATOR: As Tom prayed, an idea began to take shape.

He stepped down as fire chief and started a business training

workers in industrial and workplace safety.

God gave us the idea, and God gave us the ability.

He made it possible.

And then we had to exert the effort

and use the abilities he gave us and just became

very successful.

NARRATOR: Business increased over 20% per year,

year after year.

And as his business grew, Tom became a CBN partner.

When you give to CBN, you know that every penny of that

is going to be used to its maximum ability

and actually it's going to be multiplied over and over.

So you know that's a good investment.

That's a solid investment.

NARRATOR: Today, Tom has his dream job.

And now he encourages people to trust

God and pray for opportunities to help others.

The first thing you have to do is give.

And he's going to care you.

Just do what he tells you to do.

Follow his leading.

Know his voice.

Learn to identify his voice, and follow his leading.

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