Up To Know Good
October 17, 2007
Standing in front of the room, I looked out over the group of sales professionals. They were a warm and very receptive audience, and I was glad to see many of them making eye contact with me and smiling as I finished up the training session. It had been a successful hour.
I sat down, and the meeting leader came forward to finish up other business. Smiling to myself, I sat back in my chair and crossed my legs. Suddenly I heard a slight *RIP*. I looked down and saw a tear on the outside right leg of my dress slacks.
Moments later the meeting was adjourned and it was time for coffee and networking. Horrified, I grabbed my portfolio as I stood up and held it over the bare spot on my thigh. Meanwhile, I smiled as people approached me to introduce themselves.
I shook hands awkwardly as I firmly kept my black leather folder against my leg. I held people's eye contact and asked questions, hoping they wouldn't notice anything (namely my portfolio) was out of place.
I continued talking with people as I walked out to the parking lot. I was relieved to finally get into my car alone and remove my temporary patch. When I looked down, I realized my slacks were shredded from the waist down. I learned many things from this experience - that you get what you pay for when you buy a suit for one!
"Everything He [God] does is right, and He does it the right way. He knows how to turn a proud person into a humble man or woman." Click here to read about the ancient Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar and his experience with humility.
God also gave me a gentle and humorous lesson on not taking His credit. I love the way God gifts us with talents and opportunities and then shows up with a powerful Spirit to truly connect and inspire us. My ripped pants were a silly but helpful reminder to stay humble and work with God, not as Him!
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