I can't remember all the details, but at the end of the lesson I coined a phrase, "bow to their gifting/talent". This tool became invaluable. Bowing to someone's gifting/talent is the aspect of stepping aside and watching someone move in their abilities. This has allowed me to learn from some of the best. I have never been made to feel I had to compete or justify my acquiescence in any area. I step aside and support the leader, without having a problem with letting them lead.
As I restarted my decorating business, I took this motto again. Since it has been awhile since I have been in the business, I knew there were things I needed to learn. God has so graciously led me to people with talent/gifts. As they have used their gifts/talents I have learned, as well as allowed them to make my business look good.
When I looked up to the ceiling of my client's dining room, I knew what I wanted on that ceiling. Even though I have painted in my own home, I wasn't ready to venture into a client's home. I went looking for someone whose talents outdid mine, and I found him.
I took the mirrors off the bottom of the walls. I also removed the valance and panels. The walls were all painted white and the bottom squares painted with the same red that accents the stairway wall. I then brought in the painter. I sent him ideas for the design. He met with my client and I and asked for any extra touches... they like peacocks. He then designed the ceiling. After two days his work was completed.
|Can you see the peacocks?|
He brought his talent into the entry way with unique, corner designs.