When ever I write about the problems we experience in our business, I’m always quickly reminded that our difficulties are nothing in comparison to the troubles other deal with on a daily basis. It may be a sudden and unexpected death, cancer, Alzheimer’s or some other life threatening and debilitating problem that makes anything we may be dealing with seem like child’s play.
This morning it dawned on me that when trouble comes, it’s designed to bring the Lord greater glory than we can see or understand. The exodus from Egypt, and all of the miracles that came during that time, set the foundation that created some of the greatest faith stories in all of the Bible. Even though at times Moses and others faith may have faltered, the results ultimate brought great glory to our Father.
Hebrews 11:1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ Turmoil seems to be the word of the day in the world of drag racing. From changes in racing groups to new car testing, something new or untried always seems to come up in the ever shrinking off season of our sport.
At the end of last year we sent a proposal for a title advertising program off to a major corporation looking to increase their brand awareness. We had a meeting in early December that went very well. We walked away with a sense that this deal really could happen. Unfortunately since then there has basically been no response.
As the new year dawns, we find ourselves once again moving out of our comfort zone. The company is growing by leaps and bounds, we have a new team, a real office, more employees and even more challenges as we move forward in a year that is just 2 weeks old! It is nearly overwhelming at times.