- Ecclesiastes 12:11 (TLB) The wise man’s words are like goads that spur to action. They nail down important truths. Students are wise who master what their teachers tell them.
You be the nail-leaver. There is no doubt about it, the people who you allow into your life leave a permanent imprint on your life; but I want to remind you that you also leave a permanent imprint in the lives of those who allow you in their lives.
Years ago—28 years to be exact, I walked into my new office at the Simpsonville Church of God and there on my desk was the business card of my new District Overseer—a nail in the wall. I was shocked. I had never had a District Overseer to act like he cared and to have my new D.O. make the effort to come by my office to welcome me was something that left a permanent imprint in my life.
I’ll never forget—over 20 years ago receiving for the first time a personalized hand-written letter from my State Overseer congratulating me on an accomplishment—a nail in the wall. That was the first time, to my knowledge, that a State Overseer had ever personally contacted me.
Both of those examples—remembered to this day are reminders that it doesn’t take something major to impact people’s lives but it does taking caring.
If you will dare to care enough to drive in a nail of thoughtfulness into the lives of the people you come in contact with you never know the permanent impact it will have on their lives.
This world is filled with people hungry for someone to just notice them; someone to act like they care.
Strap on your carpenters apron, fill it with nails of kindness and get to hammering; only time and eternity will the reveal the hope and help that will be hung on those nails.