Storm(s) (Events to the South, East, North, West)
Compass of Life in Events
Hi there, Reader;
I love the color grey.
People around me see sadness. I see this amazing sky.
People around me get melancholic, I see all of God's Amazing Grace.
People around me remember the past. I rejoice in today.
People around me, see the pain of loosing a parent (s). I see all the blessings the "Father's" taught.
People around me morn their youth. I am thankful for everyday I was given on earth.
People around me talk about being old. I see their youth.
People around me complain of all the things that have happened. I thank my "God" because nothing happens without the "Father's" permission.
People around me tell me I should "Hate". I think what is the point?
People around me can't understand, why I feel the way I do. I tell them I have a "Forgiven" Lord, what more can I do. I believe!
In the storm he gives us...
Prov 24:3 states, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established.”1 This is true not only of your house; it is also true of your life.
Build your life on the strong foundation Matthew 7:24–25. Jesus says, “The only way to build a strong foundation is by obeying His words.” He begins His parable in 7:24 with the word“therefore,” which looks back to the entire Sermon on the Mount
Everyone who hears these words of Mine7 and acts on them, may be compared to a wise8 man who built his house on the rock.”9
“And the rain fell, and the floods came,13 and the winds blew and slammed against that house;14 and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.”
“When Jesus had finished these words,23 the crowds were amazed24 at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority,25 and not as their scribes.”26
Now you probably wondering how does this apply to an event planner, wedding planner, meeting planner. The truth is we do not control "Acts of God". The storms that happen for unknown reasons.
People who plan events understand when the weather says sunny all day and your outdoor wedding or event suddenly starts raining its an "Act of God".
People who plan events understand when a client says they don't want to pay for a clean up crew, because they have family that are volunteering and then the client gets charged extra it for missing silverware or broken plates, it's an "Act of God". Why because who are you going to blame? The volunteer or the guest who threw it away of the volunteers, maybe the client for being cheap. Where they in the long run it cost them more.
People who plan events understand liberty vs abuse. What is acceptable and what is not to the venue, guest and their employees.
People who plan events are considered business people even when they wear sandals. They are not your savior although their employment may lead you to salvation.
People who plan events know and understand their limitations. The importance of insurance and etiquette in formal and non-formal settings.
"Marry me", "Event Insurance" or "Meeting Insurance" are all important and can Help protect you against "Acts of God", however they can not stop the act from happening. Please don't expect us too.
People who plan events know and understand the a storm can happen in any direction, the compass can guide you out, it may not be able to stop the storm from hitting your area. Storms happen! it is how you, how I, how we respond that matters.