Usually, I don’t go around telling someone my mistakes, but I believe the Lord wants me to share this with you. I hope it helps you in some small way.
I grew up without some amenities that other girls in my school might have had.
So, I was a bit unprepared when I arrived at a fancy hotel for a conference. I knew I was supposed to tip the person who serviced our bags, but no one had ever told me how much. So, I errored on the frugal side and gave him a small bill. I didn’t consider that he had to handle my three suitcases and some other things, and the suitcase for my pastor’s wife.
He not only took our bags to our room on the sixth floor, but he also took my things down to the display table. Before he left, he assured us that he would see that we got the small frig and microwave we had requested, plus a folding luggage rack.
When we returned to our room, only one of the three promised things were there, so I said, “I don’t think I tipped him enough.”
Later that night, the Lord spoke to me about being more generous since the man was a senior, hadn’t complained about the extra service he had done for us, and had thanked me. So, I said, “I am sorry Lord, I will try to find him tomorrow.”
The Lord allowed me to see him, and he was happy with the second tip and thanked me twice. I hoped he would reread the tract that I gave him the day before.
Even though I am a widow who lives on a fixed income, Ephesians 4:32 says to “Be kind one to another.”
Lord, please give me Your wisdom to do right in every situation, no matter where I am.