What Are You Building

31 Jan 2017

Have you ever wanted invest years of your life into building something big? What would it look like if you did not make plans?

While listening to my Senior Pastor at church he talked about this structure called the Winchester Mansion and the history.  Here is a little information about this structure.

It all begins around 1866. For nearly thirty-eight years, the round-the-clock sawing, sanding, and hammering at the Winchester Mystery House™ never ceased – not even on weekends or holidays. It was never a rush job. Mrs. Winchester had all the time in the world – at least, all the time needed to maintain a steady pace. With her financial freedom, she was content to honor whatever whims came from her imagination and from the spirits she believed were guiding her.  She was heir to the Winchester Rifle fortune, the company that created “The Gun That Won The West.”

The Sprawling mansion contained 160 rooms, 2,000 doors, 10,000 windows, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, and 6 kitchens. Carpenters even left nails half driven when they learned of Mrs. Winchester’s death.

When researching this project I was amazed to find there were never any blueprints. Mrs. Winchester spoke daily to the construction supervisor reviewing her thoughts and actions. There were some estimate the number of rooms was between 500 and 600 rooms. There were stairwells leading to nowhere, doors opening into walls, doors opening to the outside with no rhyme or reason.

In visiting with people from time to time I think that is how they must live their lives. There may be little direction and no blue-print to guide them where they want to end up.

Where ever you are on your journey keep moving forward. Thirty-years from now you will be glad you did.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today.

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Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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