Welcome to Wise Men Wednesday, your weekly dose of Christian wisdom to thrive at home and in your business.
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I’m walking home from church with my wife and I begin venting about another member in our Bible study group.
“She never stops talking!”
“Why does she annoy me so much?”
“She always needs to be the center of attention.”
“I can’t stand her. Why does she even come to our class?”
I’m in a particular bad season of judgement and find myself commenting on how overweight people are, how loud they talk, how poorly they are raising their children, how lazy they seem to be, and much much more.
But something’s about to change. It’s time for me to open my eyes.
Maybe it’s because I had just left church and His Holy Spirit was coaxing me towards a better path. Or maybe this is something that had been coming for a while, but I stopped in my tracks on the sidewalk, looked at my wife, and said, “What am I doing?”
“What right do I have to judge others? Just because it’s just us talking doesn’t make it okay.”
I’m sitting in the fanciest restaurant in my small town and spreading chilled chicken liver pâté and fig jam onto a toasted French baguette. The businessman I’m meeting for the first time is pouring me a second glass of wine from the second $100 bottle.
I ignore his bellowing voice that is making the other diners in the restaurant stare. He probably isn’t always like this, he’s just having a good time and trying to show off.
The sexist comments he is making about his wife can’t be typical.
My potential new client is talking about all the places he’s traveled, his multiple homes, the people he knows in Italy, and how big and fancy his house on the island is.
“You and your wife should come stay with us for a few days sometime. You’d really enjoy our pool!”
I think, “There is no way I would ever want to do that.”
But for some reason I ignore my gut feeling and later accept to work with him. Only now do I know how big of a mistake that was…
Stay tuned, next week I will share my biggest takeaways from the mentorship call I had with James Altucher last week. He put me on the spot and immediately held an experiment with two successful entrepreneurs and it took me completely by surprise.
Have a great rest of the week!