Saturday, December 6, 2008

Little Mistake--Big Consequence

Life isn't a matter of milestones,
but moments. -Rose Kennedy



Two months ago, a friend "T" asked me if I'd help her find a job. Also she wanted help with a certain guy on which her eye had fallen--that he might take notice of her. Well, I told her the best I could do was to pray for her, that God could and would...if it was His will at which we were looking.

Several weeks later, she was still out of work. Whatever got into me, I do not know. (Pride, maybe?) Anyway, it was a Thursday, and I put myself far out on a thin limb, and said to "T" that by Friday of the following week, she would have a job. Though this could be a lengthy yarn, I'll shorten it...the day BEFORE my prediction, she got a job, which suits her well. Soon after she acquired the boy friend--but a "much better" find--"J"--than the one we had prayed for, we agreed.

So this lady now not only 'believes in prayer', she also believes in 'Steve's prayering'. I don't really need that kind of pressure, ya know? However...here I go again. I wrote her a note about certain things, including this statement: "...IF you wish it, I can 'see' you and "J" spending many happy years and tears, of future...etc.....".

NOTE: Anyone who knows what's happening here wins a prize!

Since "T" now believed in my capabilities in 'praying' and even maybe 'seeing', she was greatly troubled (really!) over my message to her. One week later (I had no idea what was transpiring, OR what had transpired). And she wrote me, "What did you 'see' in our "many happy years and tears", what kind of tears? How many years?........

All I could do was laughingly point out to her that on my keyboard, the letters "T" and "Y" sit almost right in each other's lap. So "Years" and "Tears" (should have read "years and years"!) was a slip of the finger, a 'human' (I hear you snickering there!) error. And "T" fretted over that for a week, before questioning it with me.

If there are any two-fingered, keyboard-challenged bloggers out there, he or she might identify. And now I understand that it is quite understandable to be misunderstood. I just hope I do not screw up when talking with my Higher Power, as I ask Him for His will, and for Power, for continued sobriety, and for many other things.

Wonder of wonders, that I am allowed--frequently these days--to experience true glimpses of God's helpful graces in my own life. Although everything may not be as I wished for--in human relationships, e.g., all will be sorted out by Him, Who knows all, Loves all.

Meanwhile, all I have to do, is to simply Trust God, Clean house, and Help Others--and, of course, stay sober!

Peace...and Love, from


mile191 said...

thank you. for your words. thanks, today. have a good weekend. ♥

~Tyra~ said...

Great post, as usual. How do you come up with such great posts time after time anyway?

Gabriella Moonlight said...

What an amazing story to be honest like that and to know what is ging on and also to just be aware...what a miracle. Thank you and hope your Satruday is good!

vicariousrising said...

All you need is a swami turban. The Great Stevaroni and his magical seeing eye. LOL. You crack me up.

Bill said...

I have enjoyed roaming around both of your blogs this morning. I won't comment on anything specifically...I love it all!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog...for some reason, your comment slipped into 'comment moderation' and I only just saw it today.
It is indeed wonderful to see evidence of providence in action, isn't it?

Shadow said...

you are the best! great story.

and a little story... i used to work for a hotel group and part of that involves typing a list of the delegates attending to the hotel involved. this group was going to 'sun city', a huge resort this side... anyway, my heading was:
name of group: dates: sin city: rooming lust.... no further comments pleeez

Christy said...

I love your honesty! You are a true hero in my eyes. Thanks for hopping over to my blog. I'm so glad I found yours!!!!

dAAve said...

Please pray for me Steve.

Syd said...

Good story there. It sounds as if you have the power Prayeroni.

LADYBUG said...

That is a nice story, the truth is faith is all we need and acceptance of God's will, not always get what we ask for, but sometimes we don't ask good things happen in our lives. continue with your good work and your personal life too.

Progress, Not Perfection said...

You are a good story teller Steve. Thanks for your post. Helps remind me how important trust is... and that I am not in control. Lately, that has been comforting to me. I seem to mess things up.

Glad I found you through your wonderful wife. Peace and Serentiy,

Cat said...

I just hate it when a post skips me by I have no idea how I missed this one Steve - but I agree with everyone you are indeed a good story teller - and I bet that makes you a favorite in meetings - I just love to hear the stories.