Another penny story to share. On one of my jobs, we are doing stackstone around the customer’s double oven cabinet.
We built everything to accept authentic 3″ thick stone so everything would balance out. The stone shows up, and it’s fabricated stone (nobody told me), and it’s only like 1″ thick, and it throws everything off. The customer looks at me and says, “This is your fault!” I’m looking at her, and in my mind, I’m thinking you went to the stone place and picked it out, not me.
I thought to myself, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. James 1.19
I looked at her, and for just a moment, I just smiled and said it’ll work out it always does, and it will look great.
I then proceeded to go out to the garage and vent underneath my breath because I was really upset about the remark that she made to me. I walk out to my truck, and on the ground is a penny. As soon as I saw the penny, I heard this in my head.
It’s all gonna be OK, trust me.
Well, as you can see in the picture, everything worked out. There are no problems, and we are done with a job.
I can remember thinking to myself, whatever I need to do to fix it to make it right, I will. I had already formed a plan before I even saw the penny. You could almost say I was leaning on my own understanding.
Proverbs 3:4-6 (ESV) 4 So you will find favor and good success
in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
I love the subtle little reminders that I get.