counting marbles Daily Post

Counting Marbles – 51

It’s Friday again, the end of week 2, and the spending of the second marble.

I had an incredibly challenging week this week. It was not the challenge of trouble shooting a broken heat pump from 5 states and several hundred miles away, nor the challenge of directing a nervous teenager via a phone call to find the water value while water from a burst pipe rained down on him. No my challenges were more mental ones as I spent the week surrounded by incredibly brilliant people in a training seminar. Although I could share lots of fresh ideas about leadership, teams, and my own strengths and weaknesses, the one thought I want to share with you was shared as a closing remark in the opening keynote. As this rather successful business profession closed the session that morning she was asked a what motivated her to action( or something like that). She answered with this statement. (Or something similar )

My mother impressed on me at a young age the truths in the statement ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’.

Maybe because this statement was spoken by my favorite human being of all time it resonated with me so strongly. It felt like it was perfect to share on this Friday as head into the weekend.

Luke 12:47-48 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

Take some time to think about that and have an Friday and a weekend worthy of your gifts !