Faith is trusting God
“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand”
We’ve all had those days when nothing seems to be going right. The dog peed down stairs, your kid wont put on their shoes, or the dishwasher leaked all over the floor, putting you 20 minutes late leaving the house. In a hurried mess you rush to work already aggravated that nothing was going right. On your way you pass a wreck and pray that no one was hurt. Take a second and thank God for the crazy mess of a morning you just had. If you would have been on time that could have put you in that same area at the time of the crash. We do not realize Gods plan for us at the time, sometimes things happen to us that we just don’t understand. Maybe you got passed up for a promotion that you know you would have been great at, broke an arm, gained weight, or broke up with your first love. Each one of these situations can cause you to be angry, heartbroken, disappointed, and leave feelings of unfairness. It’s just like that old saying “hindsight is 20/20”. Looking back you may realize how lucky you where that you didn’t get that promotion. Maybe it opened up another door for an even greater opportunity, or someone was brought in that you could learn from and grow (good or bad). When you broke your arm, you were aggravated with the pain and the inconvenience it caused. Now you know that you can lean on people for help in your time of need. If you have gained weight lately. Don’t let that hurt your body image. Take this as an opportunity to dive into your health and diet to better yourself and your family. Maybe your hurting from a breakup from someone you were seeing. Please take comfort in knowing that the one God has chosen for you is still out there & waiting to meet you. Or who knows maybe you have already met and it just wasn’t the right time, yet. Each day little and big things are put in our paths so that we can grow and learn from them. Giving us the opportunity to change little things. such as tidying up our house or changing our schedules so that we can leave earlier and not in a rush. If we learn and grow from every situation we can motivate and help others around us. We also have to be patient. You may be in the middle of a situation that you just can’t see why this is happening. Don’t despair you are not quit able to have that “20/20 hind sight” yet. Look for a way to learn from what is happening or an opportunity to share with someone what you are going through. Use your experience to motivate or encourage someone around you. Remember that we may not realize why right now, but later we wil
Please God be with us this week. Help us to be patient with you and YOUR plan for us. Help us to realize why we were meant to go through these struggles. With your help Lord we know we will grow into the person you intended us to be. In your precious name.
Lord, today we come to you with HAPPY hearts. We are so grateful that you give us the opportunity to change the lives of those around us. We are grateful that you give us the wisdom to change our lives and the lives of those around us. And you make it so simple. We can do it with a single smile. God today I would ask that you help us to smile more. The next time we see someone down, help us to smile for them. The next time we are down, help us to remember that you gave us the best gift ever. The ability to know you, your son, and the holy spirit. God, we are so grateful for everything you give us.
We ask all these things in your Precious Son's Name
A Little More
The other day I got a call from one of our clients.
I love talking to our clients so I always smile when I answer the phone.
“Hey Dan, one of my drivers is pulled over and they are saying that our permit doesn’t cover what we weigh. Isn’t that why we hire your team to make sure that these things don’t happen!”
My smile immediately vanished.
I was shocked because my team is amazing. and it’s not like them to miss something like 20,000 lbs on a permit.
So, I asked him, “Who have you been working with, and who was the one who called our team to get the permit?”
To get to the bottom of the problem I needed the details.
They gave me the details.
My next call was to my team. Then after I got the details I got them started on getting new permits to get the problem fixed. I’m a solutions guy, not an excuses guy.
But I NEED to know the real reason why it happened so that we can fix the issue.
My next call was to the driver so that I could see exactly what happened.
I knew he was going to be upset. He was pulled over and they were going to give him a HUGE ticket. I wouldn’t be happy either.
I made sure not to smile when I made the call. I had a serious look on my face. As we chatted I learned that he was the person who gave his weight to our team. I asked where he got the weights from and how in the world they were off by over 20K lbs!
That’s when he told me that he might have gotten the wrong scale ticket from the weigh station where he originally weighed.
Immediately my heart leapt with joy, this is NOT our fault!
Now to get the problem resolved and get this driver back on the road was my only goal. I was not going to assign blame or make anyone feel bad.
Hey, we all make mistakes. I do it multiple times every single day.
The owner of the company shot me a text. I'm getting permits from the big guys. They won’t make these mistakes that cost me time and $$$$$.
No problem. Let me know if you need anything. We are here to help.
After they called the “BIG Guys” they called me about 30 minutes later.
Hey, we can’t get an Idaho permit until Monday. It’s Friday night. And we need to drop this load off tomorrow afternoon.
I told him that I would NOT make any promises.
But my team went to work!
We got the permits that the “BIG Guys” couldn’t get.
My team had the Idaho permit in less than 20 minutes. For the right weight this time.
Here’s the point of all this.
When things don’t go right, smile. I have taught my whole team this.
That right there is how we got the permits. They smiled as they worked and it didn’t take any time at all.
Ok, there might be a little knowledge that went into this too. Lol
Next time you need anything DOT, don’t call the “Big Guys” , call the team who can get it done!