Saturday, June 18, 2016

Get it - Got it - Good!

Too broke to pay attention 

True story!
While eating at a restaurant the other day the most entertaining exchange took place between the manager and I. My son, who never finishes his food, had a delectable looking dessert. I wanted the dessert but didn't want to use the fork that was in my salmon. Gross! I asked the manager, who happened to be near my table, to bring me a new utensil roll. A short time later she placed a piece of candy on my table then kept it moving. It was so fast that I didn't even notice. I could practically hear that banana pudding calling my name and all I needed was a spoon.  Where was the manager, a waitress, the bus boy, somebody with my spoon? Before I knew it, my hand was in the air beckoning the manager back to my table. Perplexed, the manager inquired about my needs. As patiently as I could, I requested another utensil roll. The manager looked even more perplexed and said, "I gave that to you a while ago." I was like, "Where?!" She pointed to the lone tootsie roll on the table and smiled. By that point, my waitress had arrived and looked equally lost. We laughed and I explained that all I needed was a spoon for my banana pudding. The manager left and returned with the utensil roll, "Oh, this thing? We call this silverware!" 
Great customer service - poor understanding...

The bible teaches us, “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
Proverbs 4:7 NKJV

Typically the reason mishaps occur in life is because something is broken. 
1. Broken communication
2. Broken mindset
3. Broken relationships 
4. Broken understanding
5. Broken feelings 

It's not fair to completely blame others when we do not receive our desired results or to even get mad at God because He hasn't answered our prayers according to our specifications.

Truth is, perspectives and expectations vary based on an individual's background, upbringing, and location. Take time to listen more than you speak and when you do speak - seek to understand and not to be understood. 

God knows your needs and when you need them - instead of just asking Him for your personal desires, ask with the desire to understand His giving and timing.