Thursday, February 21, 2008

Oh Happy Day...and night!

I've mentioned praying for certain changes to happen within me as I'd like to have a life that reflects the fruit of having the Spirit dwell within me. Things such as patience, self-control...believe there's 7 others mentioned in Galations, but I just pick one fruit off the vine at a time.

Well, a few weeks I got a new cell phone and the guy tried to transfer all of my contacts for me, but had no success. He told me to try the other store, so I did.

The fresh out of high school, very happy hostess greeted me and asked me if she could help me. Trying to sound equally joyful, I told her what I needed as I handed over both my old and new phones. On my new phone I had only programmed in the numbers of my family, knowing I'd be getting the rest transferred soon. On my old phone I had roughly 140 numbers programmed.

At least three times she repeated which phone she was transferring the numbers from. Big job in the hands of the young hostess. Did I mention she was happy?

A few minutes later, numbers successfully moved over, she returned and handed me my phones. I thanked her and back to her hostess podium she happily went.

I started looking through my contacts on my new phone. All five of them! Okay, maybe the other 135 are still camping out on the old phone. Flip open that one, check the contacts. Five contacts. Wow. Blood pressure rising.

I started to say something when I remembered that Miss Lelia decided to pray for not only patience, but I had decided to pray for my tongue. See, it's very sharp. As a matter of fact, this description I found on the web of a Ginsu knife describes my tongue perfectly: Ginsu Knives are legendary for their ability to cut through just about anything and stay sharp.

Whether you're a 43 year old man or 6 year old child, my words can slice you apart whether it's deserved or not! So, I've been praying for the tongue to not be so quick to let the words roll from it when found in frustrating situations. So far so good.

Until God sent happy go lucky Sprint girl my way. Oh, how I wanted to tear into this little girl and burst the happy bubble she was enclosed in. Like I said before, she confirmed minimum 3 times which phone she'd be transferring numbers from and to; so I was in a little disbelief when she did it wrong. Had she been distracted by greeting someone else and multi-tasking isn't her strong skill? In her defense, both phones are black. NO, there is just no excuse. All I know is I had no numbers, except for my loved ones. Not a huge crisis at all, but a frustrating moment in Lelia's world.

As I made my way to the nearest exit, the happy Sprint girl noticed me and asked "Is there anything else I can do for you?", as her voice went higher with each word. I just smiled and sweetly responded, "No honey, you've done enough. Thank you." And as I made my great escape, she threw in one for the road..."Have a great night!!"

Friday night.
Older kids gone.
Little one to bed.
Hubby snoring with remote in hand.
Lelia getting carpal tunnel from punching contacts into new phone.
Spunky Sprint girl fast asleep resting for another busy day as the
Hostess with the Mostest.
What a great night.

Think I'll be taking a break of asking God for any specific change in my life as I have finally caught on to how He does things.

I pray and ask for change
He listens and teaches
I think I've got it
He wants to see if I really do
I hit the streets
He puts Sprint girl in my path
I almost cuss her out
He reminds me what I asked for
I smile, bite down on Ginsu tongue and leave Sprint girl in one piece
He smiles and gives me a thumbs up
We all live happily ever after

Oh Lord, I love your ways. You make me want to do better. I just lift happy little clueless Sprint girl up to You today and ask that You please help her to have a great night! And please give her the day off next time I need to get some help with my cell phone. Amen.

~Many Blessings~


Amy L Brooke said...

Good for you! I'm sorry it happened though.

Do you save your numbers to the SIM card or the actual phone. I don't know anything about these things really, but I know when I switch phones every blue moon they remove the old SIM card and put the new one in. Though, I couldn't tell you how to do that.

I'm glad you had them all written down. I don't!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

I just got your comment on my blog and I have had a great time coming over here to visit you! Your posts are awesome and they give me much needed laughter and encouragement! I too was learning patience today, but in the form of driving (AARRGG)! I look forward to visiting you again!!


Heather said...

Oh how true... the lovely things God puts in our way to challenge us to do the things that we promise we are going to do.
Sorry for the carpal tunnel!!!
I hope you have a great night tonight!!!
And thank you for the laughter today. I needed it.
God Bless,

kmom3 said...

You are hilarious!
I, too, have Ginsu tongue syndrome and am praying for the Lord to help me open my mouth with wisdom and let the law of kindness be on my tongue. (Proverbs 31)
Way to go on the Sprint girl thing! That had to be a tough one!!
So glad you didn't unleash said Ginsu on her. :)
Blessings, Leila.

Jenny said...

I feel for you! I had a phone die one time and realized I couldn't call anyone if the phone didn't say the name. It gave me a shock, because I thought of my girls being stranded and having to use a pay phone or even a phone in a store and trying to

At least you passed the test with flying colors!

MaryLu said...

Oh I would have not been so sweet to happy little Sprint girl. My Ginsu-knife can be oh so lethal at times!!
"No thank you, you've done enough!" Ha ha ha!
Especially with my children, I'm better at taming my tongue with strangers than with my own family.
You made me laugh today, this was just for me!

MrsJoeB said...

Lelia-we need your prayers. Thank you!
In His Graces~Pamela

Faithful Froggers said...

Just found your blog - visiting from Susan's site - and I absolutely LOVED your update tonight. It definitely hit on some areas I need to work on as well - and it also gave me a good laugh.

Have a blessed weekend!

Samantha said...

i so enjoy stopping at your blog.

love the title of your post. that song makes me smile :) and think of sister act! haha...

sorry to hear about the carpal.
Blessings to you and yours,