I’ve always considered myself very level headed and able to maintain a sober mind during decision making until recently. My parents being away on vacation has taught me a few things but the main lesson I’ve learnt is perspective. Yesterday my baby sister and I went grocery shopping. It was a all fun and laughter, moving from aisle to aisle choosing what we wanted, taking snaps and just enjoying small talk. I noticed that as much as we were not paying attention we bought exactly the same things our parents would get had they been there. We stay away from candy and all unnecessary indulgences and stuck to vegetables and fruits plus other necessities. By the time we got to paying I was in deep thought of how “adult-like” my shopping basket looked. In my mind I was giving myself high-fives because it felt like I had finally figured the concept of adulting. Yes I know that doesn’t sound like a word but to me it is. Adulting is the skill of mastering all acts in life reserved for grown-ups👍😊. I smiled all the way to my car up until a mile away when I noticed my phone was missing.
I freaked out instantly and my mind wondered to worst case scenerios. I called my phone company and they said they couldn’t track it. I started regretting why I had disabled the ‘find my phone’ app. I went back to the store retraced my steps and nada😢😢. All this time my sister was quiet and level headed she was searching ways to find my phone on the web. She was simply a true defination of calm and collected. I gave up and drove us home. As soon as I got home I found a book in the mail about experiencing God in the darkness and instantly I started preaching to myself. I started saying that this was darkness and God was about to let me experience Him and so on and so forth. Here my sister was on the phone talking and after a while she walked up to me and what she said challanged me to the bone. “I just spoke to the store manager they found your phone. I am so dissapointed in you for giving up so fast instead of using your common sense and doing the obvious. Instead of calling the store, you gave up and started a mini series about the devil’s plans. The devil was not the problem here, your foolishness was.” She said as she turned and walked back to the car.
I spent most of the evening all quiet meditating on that rebuke. While I allowed my perspective to be skewed towards the worst case scenario my sister on the other hand took it as just a simple matter that was easy to resolve. How many times has your perspective made you give up on your dreams or miss an opportunity? Before you make the mistake of blaming the devil make sure that you ain’t the problem.
😊😊Well I am very happy I have my phone back but most of all I’m grateful for the lesson that came out of this incident.