I have been a single woman for many years. I do not consider that to be a disadvantage, but sometimes I think that being too nice is.
There is an old standard, if a lady goes to the auto repair guy, she should bring a man along so she doesn’t get taken advantage of. I am blessed; I have found a wonderful mechanic whom, I trust. I trust him and his partner because they have proven to be trustworthy.
I like to find and hire trustworthy people. This is a basic business model. Steven Covey would call this creating a win win. I like to be the person, others can trust. I assume, that if I hire someone, they will do the “right thing”. Unfortunately, people get in over their heads are over busy and do substandard work. I recently have had a high quality contractor do low quality work. In my personal haste to have them finish the job and my desire to be kind I said, “I don’t care.” The truth is, now that I have taken the time to evaluate their job. I am really disappointed.
Below are two-life lesson, I am taking from this:
1. I need to try harder to be the person people can trust. I need to work heartedly unto the Lord in what ever I do, even if I am “too busy”. After all, this world is temporary but what I do here can have eternal rewards. Jesus paid the price for all of us, on the cross, that work is done. If, I want to help others find salvation in our Lord Jesus, I need to be someone people can trust no matter how difficult it becomes even if I can get way with a lower and quality job.
2. I need to pay attention and be my own advocate without being intimidated. Standing up for myself doesn’t make me a “Bad Christian.”.
I hope this little story motivates you to give today your best! BE TRUSTWORTHY!
Don’t take shortcuts, do what is right!
Be fit and be blessed,
! Corinthians 10:31 "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."