Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Keep The People First and Project Second

I'm dragging and writing this with my last ounce of energy. But I want to write this while my heart is full. Today my class of recruits for a new work just completed a hard week of tiresome training. I worked on this training for weeks. I got focused on the mission at hand and I had my act together.

I prayed for God to direct me and a few days from the beginning of the classes I was hit with thoughts showing me I was focusing on specifics of the project to the point I was not thinking of the people who would be coming to the classes. From that moment on I switched my priorities.

The class had a final exam hours ago. It was quite difficult and 99% passed and a few were nearly perfect. They were thrilled to pass and they all told me as fast paced as it was they had a great time. God impressed upon me to keep their attention, their needs as a group and individually foremost in my mind. I'm being paid to instruct, but people learn best when they're relaxed and they know they matter.

What a great week....I'm slam tired, but I'm so thankful I was teachable enough to change gears in time. The project was a roaring success because it took its rightful place: number 2. Once the people knew they were number 1, they wanted to fulfill the mission. With the priorities in proper order the project goals were not only met but exceeded.

Thank you, God, for keeping me in line with You. I pray that You always keep me centered on the main things that matter to You. Amen.

Night Folks..........I'm done.............really done with a smile on my face.


5 comments:

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Kay. I love your post! You are my favorite blog person you need to know this! I am so sorry I have been so long in revisiting. I am only cheating myself out of a great blessing. Life has been crazy busy so this takes a back seat of course. This is so true. People have to be 1 always! You always bless me.
Much love,
Angela

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

I'm so glad you've had a good week and are able to sleep with a smiley face!! That's important!! =) hope you have a blessed easter! Love ya!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Kay....what a great teacher you must be! I think your employer gets more than their money's worth from you!

Hope you get a blessed, and peaceful night's rest!

Happy Easter!

Marilyn

Pinkshoelady said...

Hey My Friend,
THis was great it reminded me of a saying Mike says alot, "Do you want to be right or have right relationship." Translation: keep the person first!
Love you..Have a happy Easter!
Pamela

Chatty Kelly said...

Keep Smiling!

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Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.