Friday, March 14, 2008
God Has a Funny Way
So, God has a funny way of taking the control out of our hands. I am going to give you an example. Ever since my mom's passing, there has been tension, to describe it minimally, among family members on my mother's side. Of late I have been praying about what action I should be taking to make amends or at least be clear that I have moved beyond the things that have happened. So, God decided I was being a baby about it, and took it out of my hands. You may be thinking, well thats great, they called you, you feel better, isn't it cool how God works things out? Haha. If there is any doubt that God has a sense of humor, enter Sam and her ever continual ability to make stupid mistakes. Case in point, I need to get ahold of my friend Becky from work to find out what my schedule looks like for next week. So I grab my cell and scroll to Becky, hit send and think I am on my way. A strange voice answers and I ask for Becky. The voice says this is Becky, and I, flustered, say, I think I have the wrong number and hang up. After said action, I am puzzled, but figure out I accidentally called my mom's sister Becky, who I haven't spoken with in about a year and a half. Meanwhile, as I am trying to call Becky from work, my aunt is trying to call me back, as I hear a beep and see on the caller ID that this is so. However, I am already flustered and on the other line so I don't answer. She leaves no voicemail, and I am left the rest of the night wondering whether to call back and apologize or whether just to let it be. So I made the resolve today to call her back and to my great relief I got her voicemail and left her a message explaining the situation and apologizing for hanging up on her. So God put me on a new path without even consulting me. Sometimes its nicer when we don't have to do it ourselves, however scary and emotional it may end up being. As I said in my previous post though, sometimes I prefer easy over what is good for me. My life is a sitcom waiting to be screen tested.