Tag: self-knowledge

You are who you are…

You are who you are.  You just need to find where your talents can make a difference.

In other words, you must find where you fit.

Let me back up a bit.

The conversation that led to this epiphany began how it always starts – with gossip.

My daughter mentioned that a married couple, we both know, always spends their free time with each other. I thought, what a concept, right?

The observation triggered a thought about the husband’s former girlfriend and how she thought he was a loser and fat.  She left him. Fast forward to the future.

Monday Ministry: Faith Unplugged

Faith Unplugged
Faith Unplugged

As soon as Chey* turned 16 years old, she marched into the local Foot Locker and told the manager she’d like to work there.

She was a “shoe” connoisseur and wanted to sell.

The Manager said, “I’m not hiring and won’t be anytime soon.” “OK,” Chey said and walked out the store. Chey returned every week and upon one visit, the manager said, “Yes.” Chey began working that day.  When asked how Chey knew she’d have a career with Foot Locker, she answered, “I had Faith.” 

Chey had no retail experience, no connections, nothing that could be considered a “foot in the door.” Chey had faith in herself.  With that faith, she made a commitment that she would work at Foot Locker and she did.

FAITH IS COMMITMENT TO ONESELF, SHOWING UP AND BEING PRESENT, READY TO WORK IN THE FACE OF FEAR, DOUBT AND EXPECTATION.