My favorite place to eat is hands down chick-fil-a! I love getting to go and get a #1 with a sweet tea because they have amazing chicken sandwiches and the best sweet tea! Some good sweet tea is hard to find if you’re from the south you can back me up on that!
Every time I visit Chik-Fil-A I am always greeted with hospitality and a fast effective system of getting customers their food. There is just something about that place where they do something right and they do it well.
The Why Behind The What
I’ve been to a bunch of Chik-Fil-A restaurants and one thing I’ve noticed at every single one of them is that they genuinely train the workers to care about their customers. I’ve honestly never been to another restaurant where I feel the way I do when I leave Chik-Fil-A.
In several Chik-Fil-A’s I’ve been to they have a verse in the back of the restaurant where no one can really see it that doesn’t work there and the verse is this:
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.” (Matthew 5:41)
Chik-Fil-A believes in this verse and that’s their DNA. I see that almost every time I go to one. I’m always met with great hospitality and people that care about my experience.
Although they’re in the food business and their success depends on sales and having a great system they’ve taken that verse and applied it so through their system of getting me my food I am met with someone willing to walk the extra mile for me.
What It Means To Us
I want us to do this to! I’m not saying go to chik fil a and buy chicken sandwiches (which is not a bad idea) what I am saying is that we should practice this in our lives as well.
We all have someone in our lives we care about, a stranger, a co-worker, a family member or whoever. I think we all should do what Chik fil a models so well. Which is be willing to do whatever it takes to meet a need that someone has.
Going the extra mile means putting yourself last and others first.
Putting ourselves last to meet someone’s need is not easy but far worth it. A need is not always something physical either. While physical needs range from, holding the door for someone, buying someone food, buying someone some clothes there are also spiritual needs. You might know someone who has a spiritual need of they need to go to church. Going the extra mile for them would not be just inviting them to church but actually gojng with them and sitting with them in church.
Going that extra mile for someone is beyond amazing! You don’t see it much anymore these days but I believe taking the extra step and making sure a need is met is always the right thing to do.
I hope this article helped in some type of way. Go the extra mile and know that the best is yet to come.