Not much later I received the e-mail confirmation order. That blew my mind, because they had my new contract begin now, but I thought my old contract ended in a couple months. In fact, one part of the e-mail intimated that my new contract began now, and another part stated it began in January. Thus, I called again. Do you know what? That phone carrier has excellent people on their customer service line. The customer service agent talked with someone and clarified the starting date in January.
Do you know what? God is changing me. The more I hang out with God, the more patient I become, the more I can even enjoy customer service people. I have so much more compassion for them as they have to respond to people like me, and people who are quite frankly irate or quick tempered or so forth. So, I enjoyed my customer service agents, and we established a good rapport even though I was confused, if not frustrated. I even reminded one to say happy birthday to their 77 year old mother today.
God is teaching me to live one second at a time. Don't dwell in the past, don't anxiously stare into the future. For this moment, enjoy God in your situation. I keep reminding myself and others that I am eternal in Jesus Christ. An eternal person dwells in the eternal present. I can apply this customer service agents and their businesses. I can apply this to lines in banks. I can apply this to sitting at red lights. I can apply this to waiting on my family. I can even apply this truth to waiting on God. God has granted me so much more peace once I learned this truth - I am eternal in Christ Jesus. No, I have not totally conquered this truth; there are times I allow stress to rob my peace. Yet, these conversations remind me I am growing in my relationship with God and becoming more and more like him.