Not mentioning an almost lowbat phone… Here is my status – right the moment, God rescued me!
Note: This entry is supposed to be published on 7 Oct. 2014
Today is my first day of work after the long Eid break + one full week of training (Away from the stress at work for 11 days – including the weekends)… And when I say stress it means working all by yourself alone. Truth be told, yes, I was almost alone in our unit – others extended their Eid break and therefore the loads are on my shoulders again. Well~ I’m not complaining… I just want to give a background of how tight this day before God answered my prayer.
So I woke up at 6:00 AM and started working from 7:00 AM with 2 cups of coffee and a cup of tea plus a handful of eggnog cookies (that was left on my drawer) – for the next 10 hours (up to 4PM) – need to OT for an hour because of the pending tasks.
My boss jokingly asks me one (1) dirham for his car parking & when I checked my bag – my wallet was not there! 🙁 though sad & disappointed (of myself) I managed to joke about it, good hearted as he is – he offered me cash to take the taxi once I go home. With pride, I said “no worries, I can handle – I can walk — (because I always do) it is near and the weather now better”… not thinking of what will happen next. . .
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So I logged out and started walking, hungry as I am, I started planning what to eat or shall I buy something under the building’s little food shop. I was a bit uneasy, headache started because of hunger and I can feel a bit of nausea… I feel like anytime soon I may faint… 10 hours without solid food isn’t that easy – though I get used to it before… I called Kokobear and informed him that I am going home, multi-tasking- while searching for my key.
I left it as well. 🙁
- I don’t have my wallet, –
- I don’t have a key –
- And I don’t have any money left on my bag!
- Plus! My back up key is on my wallet too 🙁 Huh! What a day!
The back-up KEY!
I was more dizzy~~~ ! I continued walking and jokingly talk to God (praying actually)… I said;
“Lord~ it is impossible that you leave me with nothing…”
… and on my head with a child like faith – I tried to go over my trousers’ pockets!!! to my surprise – I touched a folded paper on my back pocket and in split seconds I prayed – “Lord is it the one”? I took it (with a pounding heart) and found 45/- dirhams! Hehehe it pays good to sometimes repeat jeans… ^^ – First issue solved! I’ve got an answered prayer in an instant!
God sent me this 45/- AED! Thank you Lord! 🙂
I rushed to the nearest restaurant and feed the hungry tummy! Praise God!!!
Naka chicken inasal tawon ang gutom… (The hungry got a grilled chicken meal!) hehehe
Plus na refresh ang utok with this sago at gulaman. (Plus, a refreshed mind with this drink!)
Now the next problem is the key – Kokobear is still at work and though I tried to delay eating, I was finished earlier and most of the time, no one is still in the flat during that time. I was hesitant to make a doorbell because of this fact, but I kept the childlike faith & say a little prayer before doing it. To my wildest surprise, it took me only once and in few seconds, one of the Kuya opened the door!
Whoooooohooo!!! I can’t contain my amazement! The only thing I did was smile & and say THANK YOU!
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It is during these moment that God shows – he never blinks. He may delay some requests but He is never late in answering those prayers that needs an urgent answer.
Sabi nga ni Father Arlo, a person that THINKS, THANKS! Praising God yesterday, today & tomorrow.
Today, and even on daily basis – I would always see to it, to recognize every little blessing He bestows in my life.