Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy
Welcome to Day 1390 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Do Your Best to Be Faithful – Wisdom Unplugged
Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1390 of our trek, and it is time for our 3-minute mini trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:
Today’s quote is from Mother Teresa, and it is, “Do your best and trust that others do their best. And be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
Do Your Best to Be Faithful
In our politically correct, polarized world, especially within media outlets and social media, if we are not careful, we will harbor a spirit of distrust of nearly everyone. This is not what God intends for our lives. Yes, I realize that if you open up and begin trusting others, there will be times when your trust will be betrayed. That should not stop us from trusting others.
Let me share with you a personal story when our trust was shattered. When we owned and operated our computer business, we decided to expand through acquisition. First, we acquired a small company, and about a year later, a company that was similar in size. We discovered that in both cases, the information regarding their businesses and personal lives of the owners, was not as we were told.
Through these misrepresentations of their integrity, financial health, and overarching economic issues at the time, we ended up having to close our business after nearly 18 years, because we could not financially survive the downturn. Afterward, during a time of reflection, I mentioned to Paula, that “I know our trust was betrayed, but I would still rather trust with the possibility of betrayal than not trust others. A lack of trust leads to a lack of hope. A lack of hope leads to a life of despair. That is not the kind of life that I choose to live.”
Yes, part of the issue was that we did not correctly conduct adequate due diligence, and I take full responsibility for the outcome. That does not mitigate the feelings that we experienced. President Ronald Regan said it well when he said, “Trust but verify.” I have adopted this concept in my life as much as possible. We must trust others to do their best. We must be faithful in the small things because that is where our real strength lies.
There is One who we can trust, who will never leave us or forsake us, and He will direct our paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us to, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 11,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. As you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal each day.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Worldview Wednesday!