A manufacturing firm had a breakdown in one of their machines. Staff engineers tried everything they could think of, but they couldn’t fix the problem. Desperate, they contacted a retired engineer with a reputation for repairing all things technical.
The engineer spent a day studying the huge machine. With a piece of chalk he marked the trouble spot with an X.
The part was replaced, and the machine worked perfectly again. But when the company’s accountant received the engineer’s bill for $50,000, they demanded and itemized tally of his charges.
The engineer responded: One chalk mark, $1. Knowing where to put it, $49,999.
When its time to make major decisions, knowing how to make the right ones is invaluable. That’s why we’re told to pray for wisdom.