“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.“
This is the time of year where a lot of people start to set New Year’s resolutions. If you want to see my thoughts on new years resolutions check out our blog, this Friday there will be a post there about them. www.eclipse-dot.com/blog/.
As we take time to evaluate 2020 and set goals for next year I want to encourage you to do this with God.
Some of you might be asking how can I sit down with god to set goals? Or maybe, He’s too busy to take time to help me with my goals.
Here’s what I do.
I start with prayer. Mine goes something like this, “God, Dan here. Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you for making time to hear me. I know you’re busy, but do you think you could give me some guidance on what to read in the bible and also help me to set some goals for this next year that will allow me to live the life you NEED me to live. Thanks”
Then I close my eyes and open the bible and start reading. He always guides me to what I really needed to read.
As I start to set goals then he fills my mind with visions of where he needs me.
After your goals are set and written down now comes the hardest part.
Trust that God will make those goals happen. This is the most important part, trust. KNOWING with all your heart that God helped you set the goals and now KNOWING that he will help you accomplish those same goals and so much more.
Get out there, listen to God, and set some massive goals for 2021.
Lord, today we come to you to say thank you! Thank you for taking time to listen to our concerns. Thank you for giving us advice when we ask for it. Thank you for guiding us to where you need us to be. Lord, we know that you always have our best interests in mind, so we TRUST you. Help give us the strength to KNOW that you will help us to succeed in everything we do if we do it for you. God thank you for everything that has ever happened in our lives and everything that will happen in our lives.
Will you pray with us?
Mankind throughout the world throughout our current situation
All Law enforcement and emergency response personnel
For all military personal serving our country and their families
Those in Leadership positions throughout the world
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!