About 20 minutes in, things were not going as planned. I'm sure most people reading this can identify with these feelings due to; unhelpful instructions or missing parts!
Someone had to be called to task!
I spent nearly an hour on the phone. Sometimes waiting and sometimes making my demands to the manufacture of the swing. Finally, I told the man, "Listen, you gotta give me more." The poor customer serviceman was giving me $30 off, (pretty much because I couldn't follow the directions) but I had to win. I said, "$5 more and I'm good, I just have to feel like I'm winning after being on the phone this long."
He said, "$5 more will end this?"
I replied. "Yes."
He said. "Done."
I thought...man, I should have asked for $10.
The manufactures directions may seem simple to some while others will labor over each word. We think--Hey, I can do this--next thing you know you're on hold for 30 minutes with a hornets nest swarming in your bonnet!
I read this scripture the other day and thought--that's easy. I can follow these instructions. Why do people have a hard time with this? It's all God is asking--His words not mine.
In Micah 6:8 in the Living Bible it says, "No, he has told you what he wants, and this is all it is: to be fair, just, merciful, and to walk humbly with your God."
Fair, just, merciful, and walk humbly with God--I think I can do this...I wonder how long I'll be on hold, if there's a problem.