It's recently entered my mind that I'm not always a great leader. I have a natural gifting for organization that I have worked to develop throughout my life, but when it comes to people - Lord, help me! First of all, I'm frustrated easily. I find myself wondering why a person would do, or not do, something the way they did it. This is problematic because, as my husband has told me, I have a unique way of looking at things. Sometimes my perspective is good, and sometimes it's not as good. I don't understand people who are perpetually late, maybe in part because I am impatient. And I get tired of having the same conversation over and over and over again without seeing any change come of it. I clearly have a lot to learn.
Today I watched my boss walk away from the list of things he had planned to drive a forklift. Keep in mind, my boss is a pastor. He does have many years experience as a forklift operator, but those years were also many ago. He set aside his plans to use the skills he has to get a job done - a job that few will know he did.
But I saw.
And God saw.
Inspired by his example, I did a job no one enjoys but everyone appreciates once done: I cleaned the toilet in our office. Today toilets, tomorrow feet.