This week we had three different groups here! I wondered if it would be kind of hectic and disorganized with over 80 people, but the Lord definitely worked this week cause everything from construction to doing VBS at 4 different places went smoothly. I led the construction of the roof panels yet again (I’ve done this for the past 6 or 7 weeks). It’s alright though. I’ve done it so much I know how to do help my team get them done quickly and relatively efficiently.
I’ve done it so much that I like to start and work till they’re done. But sometimes that’s not how it works out. We had a lot of workers so work got done quickly. But there’s only 2 chop saws, so oftentimes the wood couldn’t be cut at the pace the panels were being constructed.
There was one day that I was consumed with finishing one side of the roof panels. We needed 18 left panels and 18 right panels. It was time to clean up but we only had one right panel left to do and I was just like – let’s go ahead and finish this! Come on! The team I was working with was willing, so we started getting it done. It was the fastest we had made one. We were like 75% of the way done when the guy that’s the head of the construction came over and informed me that we already had the needed 18 right panels.
Frick. I was so frustrated that I made my team work extra. That I had carelessly had them do extra work that we would then have to fix later. Failure is something I hate. I hate messing up. I like to do things right. I can remember the detailed stuff and how to construct it, but I had still made a mistake. It really wasn’t that big of a deal, but it bothered me a lot.
The next day, we were back at it again. But still, all the wood wasn’t cut, and I started getting a little antsy. I still really wanted to finish them already. I just wanted to get it done. And all of a sudden I just felt like the Lord was telling me – Be still. Be still and know that I am God. Be still and focus on the relationships here. Be still and focus on the people.
This is something the Lord is continually teaching me. Focus on the people. The groups we had this week were incredible. I loved each one. And I think part of that was cause I did try to focus on the people this week.