He ran out of wine and needed a miracle to entertain his guests. He was a very poor manager and operator. He was unprepared, not accounting that a special visitor was coming, and that visitor might be bringing more people to the party.
The couple who needed a miracle from Christ, turning water into wine, to keep the party going is an example of who we should not be. As business professionals, we must be prepared, modelling scenarios to ensure that we do not lack raw materials when production should be at peak. Yes, we cannot lack the wine of factors of production, expecting miracles from supply chain partners, to maintain our market share during our growth phase.
Simply, it is not every time in our life that we must expect unnecessary and avoidable miracles. Miracles that suppliers will cut mean time to delivery from 20 days to 2 days because without those supplies, we will have to shut down plants.
As the new week begins, be prepared, and develop a protocol to be more organized. Never allow your life to be one where you are always expecting “miracles” from people. Sure, you will get them but most times, you pay an opportunity cost.
Have you ever imagined the gift Christ would have given to that couple, if He had not spent His energies to turn water into wine, to help them entertain their guests? Yes, people can help you to deal with your external visible problems but leave you empty on things so personal to you. They help you because they do not want to be embarrassed while there, but quickly depart once everything is settled.
Avoid unnecessary miracles, and have more order in your life. Live that way,daily, and be positioned for the great miracles when you earnestly seek.
Reference: the Bible.
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him
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