Lessons From The Wall

Being a part of “The Wall” pressure washing project has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. It has taken me to another level of EVERYTHING! Serving as project manager taught me more than I could have ever imagined. The magnitude of the project is beyond comprehension because NO ONE has EVER done this kind of work before. We have worked in the heat, cold, rain and even snow! We get wet and dirty. Sand somehow crawls around our safety glasses and finds refuge in our eyes. The mental and physical exertion is grueling BUT we are almost done! There were days when the task seemed overwhelming, frustrating and like it would never end. Constant adjustments to increase and improve productivity was a daily process. Watching my brother Andre endure the pressure and responsibility of the project has been beyond encouraging.

I say this was a blessing because it taught me so much about my own limitations. It taught me how far I could be stretched. It taught me about human behavior. It taught me the importance of solid systems. I can go on and on. But the biggest thing it taught me was humility. I say that because God knew that this project was NO WHERE on my radar but He placed it there because He knew WE could handle it with His protection and guidance. I am humbled because we were allowed to experience “The Wall” and all of it’s lessons. Part of me is sad because it will soon be over. It’s crazy because there were days I wanted to kick the wall but that wouldn’t have been wise .

“The Wall” has given me the confidence to move forward on ideas my mental limitations and fears would bury in the recesses of my mind. “The Wall” has forced discipline and focus that I didn’t know existed. Honestly, if I knew all that was involved with “The Wall”, my limitations would have talked me out of it. This is why I’m a firm believer that God doesn’t show us everything we will encounter on the journey because we would more than likely go in a different direction . This is why when I drive down Rt. 50, I will always remember how “The Wall” changed my life. You better believe I will pay all of the lessons forward.