Aug 28 2008
Recently a customer wants to find someone to maintain his web site using a content management system (CMS). It’s a simple, non-technical, long-term part-time job.
I contacted a freelancer friend and he promised to to contact the customer to meet up. Two weeks later, he had not yet called and told me he lost the customer’s number.
I gave him the number again and expected him to call soon. Still, weeks later until now, when the customer complained me that my friend has never called him!
This little incident reminds me of being faithful at work. That is being a good steward of whatever given to me to produce results.
I have been given talents, skills, expertise, time, opportunities, some capital, networks of customers and other valuable resources. I should not squandered these resources away but use them for the benefit of others.
Even if I’m not very talented and I have only very few resources. But if I could remain faithful and still make good use of them, I can slowly expand my circle of influence. Then I will be given more resources.
But if I don’t make good use of them, even these resources could be taken away.
So when I am called to serve, like this friend being given an opportunity, I should serve faithfully. Then I know I will be given more opportunities to serve.
Do you think I will still recommend this friend again for freelance work? I don’t think so. He has wasted his opportunity.
As for me, I never followed up after passing the case to my friend. I have not been a good steward of his trust extended to me. Will he entrust me again for anything?