My 1st job after graduating college was a traveling internal auditor for a large paint company. My office was located in over 50 paint stores in my audit zone that covered territory in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky. Suffice to say my customers were paint store managers but not exactly excited to see me. I would be auditing every facet of their internal operations and writing up commentary that resulted in an overall audit score issued by Corporate. During those two years I got in the habit of talking to myself as I worked some long hours at the difficult stores. I had a few good conversations with myself and was grateful I enjoyed the company. Regardless how challenging a store was to audit, I always knew auditing didn’t define me. My true value and worth came from being created in the image of God and being a child of God. What a great reminder that our profession doesn’t define us. It is not who we are, it is just what we do.
“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.” (Norman Vincent Peale: Positive Thinking Every Day)
“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” (Nahum 1:7)
“Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly realistic faith in yourself.” (Norman Vincent Peale: Positive Thinking Every Day)
This song reminds us not to give up because brighter days are ahead!
“When life won't play along
And right keeps going wrong
And I can't seem to find my way
I know where I am found
So I won't let it drag me down
Oh, I'll keep dancin' anyway”
Have a great weekend!