God already knows your path!
“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.'”
Truly believe that God has a special path for each one of us. As we reach a cross roads we have free will to choose any direction.
However only one way will lead you to your true calling, bringing you happiness and fulfillment.
Take a second each morning and ask God to guide you on your path. For each one of us our paths looks different.
Somedays the path will be smooth as fresh pavement where you can run with out fear of falling.
Other days it will be a steep rocky mountain trail where you have to carefully work your way to the top.
You may even find your self at a cliff with two options, take a leap of faith and soar or turn back and make your way down the mountain.
Depending on how much we choose to put in our backpacks will determine how fast we go along these paths.
For each one of us we have experiences and hardships or visions of what success is that we refuse to let go.
Choosing to pack them in our backpacks and lugging them along our paths. I urge you to put down your luggage and trust in the Lord to guide you.
God will give you everything you need along your way.
I leave you with a thought from a friend of mine, “everything happens for you not to you.” With this simple statement we can grow and change into the people we were meant to be.
Please lord God be with us this week as we travel along the path you have chosen for us. Help us to put down our backpacks that are weighing us down and guide us to the perfect path you have chosen for us. Bringing us fulfillment and happiness.
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!