A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
Oh my goodness. I mean, woah. God totally speaks through His word. Totally.
I got our power bill in this month. $227. That’s a bit much I was thinking, since last month it was only $97. So I called them. I thought, well, maybe the check didn’t get to them as quick as it normally does and they sent this before they got my check.
So I call. Nope. No payment received from last month. Hm… I sent it. It came out of my checking account like it has for the past year. I use bill pay. Thats been working just fine for the last, Oh, year. Why now is it not working? He had no clue.
So I get him to check our $25 dollar a month bill for Wesley’s shop. Sure-nuff. $70 dollar credit on it. Thanks power company. Ok, can you fix this for me? put that credit on our other account?
NO? WHY not? I have to come in to do that? Okaay.. that’s strange.
Well, I haven’t had a chance to go to Taylorsville or to the one in Hattiesburg because I’m still working and why would I anyway. I have to come down there so you can see my face because someone there can’t read the ‘for’ line on a check? That doesn’t make sense.
So this morning, I was going to make a phone call. I was going to MAKE them change it. I’m still calling (probably at about 8). Except my method will be slightly more different than my first option. I was going to be stern and hard. But this verse convicted me. If I call, with guns a’blazin that’s not going to get them to do what I want. If I call and am gentle and nice about it, I’ll probably get much more accomplished. There is a time to be stern, and I’ll go that route if I have to – but no need to ruin their day and mine by being a grumpy face.
Thanks God, for stopping me from being a jerk.
I’ll let you all know how it goes.
Also: Today is my last day of work. Eeek! I don’t have to go in until 1 – we are staying until 8. We have a meeting thing tonight where we are eating and stuff. I’m looking forward to it. (Forward to getting it over so I’m done with school). I’m glad for summer to be here. Finally. Not like I’m going to get more sleep or anything. I set my alarm this morning for 6:45 and woke up at 6:15. I laid there til 6:30 and decided there was a reason I woke up, might as well get up.
Hope your day is full of people living this verse out!