some mistakes are downright funny they make us think twice whether committing mistakes is a good or bad thing. (hehe. exag ba ko?) well, i made another mistake last week and it’s definitely not funny. i was attending a youth conference and it was almost over. we were just enjoying the last few minutes of lively worship when i spotted a friend and decided to ask him something. it was simple question that i asked but he couldn’t seem to muster a reply… “kumuta fundraising raising for the thailand outreach?” he looked at me and nothing came out of his mouth. i repeated the question so many times over but still, he could not utter a word.
i decided to rephrase the question to make it easier to understand. besides, the music is so loud he could be having difficulty hearing me clearly… “are you going to thailand?” he nods and gives me another weird blank expression. the situation made me feel really weird because i knew that this person talks a lot. yeah, just ask him one question and he could go on and on in expounding on his answer. so i decided to walk away – from the weird and awkward “non-conversation.”
minutes later i heard that he was brought to an adjacent room because his blood sugar dropped. they were looking for sugar or chocolate to help increase his sugar. he has diabetes. how could i have forgotten!? the thing was, he couldn’t talk because he was already experiencing one of his attacks. i was shocked and struck guilty. darn it riz, how could you have been so insensitive?
sometimes situations happen and we don’t really get ’em right? and then we’re led to think that there must be something wrong with people or something wrong with us. in reality however, had we had more knowledge as to what is happening, things would have been clearer. but we are not always blessed to know. thus, we end up judging the circumstance incorrectly.
i thank God he was able to recover from the attack. at the same time, i told myself to make sure i learn from the experience. like learning to refuse to judge circumstances or people hastily. just like what happened, had i been a bit more sensitive and openminded, i could have been used to aid (or rescue) my friend who was then in need (or dying?).
so the next time a situation feels weird. don’t depend on your own reasoning. consult God.
“…don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!”
Proverbs 3:5 ff. (The Message)
or perhaps, chocolate? 😉