Tuesday, August 28, 2012

its not about me

For the very first time in 40 years of being in business my dad and I were in a court room yesterday to defend our side of a small claims suit filed against us.  I had a hard time with this suit because it was supposed to be business and not personal.  But it was personal, very personal.  The finishing I did on the cabinets was being scrutinized, and I feel I could not have done a better job.  If my finish work is "the worst they
have ever seen," then I felt I needed to change my job.
Most people would ask me why I would even talk about this (even my dad, so sorry dad), about our business and mention the "unspoken" parts most business owners never talk about.  For me this is a learning process and the more I can share with others about what I have learned maybe you can make less mistakes than I do, or we can help each other. 
I have found myself in deep thought today about all that went on yesterday and how I can take this horrible day and make it into something wonderful.  Firstly,
my verse for the day on my Bible Ap is
Psalm 116:1-2
I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.  Because he bends down to listen. I will pray as long as I have breath!
I love this verse and I thank Jesus for Always being with me, through the good and the bad. 
Before we left for the courtroom I was so terribly nervous and my dad and I prayed many times throughout the day for God's strength and for His will to be done. 
I can only say that Jesus' presence is always near to me and that I am so Grateful for......We will not know the outcome of the case for awhile but I can say that His will is what will be done.  And through all of this, Jesus' love for us and His ultimate sacrifice on the cross for us must be what we focus on. 
I find myself thinking about all this and remembering that it is not all about me, its never about me.  It's about Jesus and what He has done for me, for all of us because He loves us so much.

your custom cabinet girl

3 comments:

  1. When you put a lot of yourself into your work, it's impossible not to take criticism a little personally - especially if they take you to court over it! Try not to be discouraged.

    How did everything turn out?

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  2. I won't know the outcome for 90 days or less. Thank you so much for the kind words.

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  3. love those random memories that make me smile no matter what is going on in my life right now.... we hope all turns out well for you

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