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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Getting Connected

I had a list of phone calls to make this morning: car service station, insurance company, power company and the photo processing firm to ask if they had lost my photos, just to mention a few. All in all it took over an hour and wasn't very productive.

One of the calls went something like this: dial and followed instructions - press star key - listen - press 2 - listen - press 1 - "I'm sorry but our advisors are very busy today" - and even later, "we really value your call" and "thank you for your patience"and "why not use the internet?" and finally, after 16 minutes, just as I was about to give up, I got through to a human.

I was so overwhelmed that I struggled to answer her opening question. I tried to put my case, but had difficulty getting answers to my two questions. The operator was very much on the defensive, very efficient in an assertive way. She had all the facts on her screen, but the trouble was that her agenda was different to mine. We were just not compatible, we weren't in tune. She doggedly seemed to refuse to get my point, although did agree to get someone to look into something for me. I chalked it up as half-solved. After all it wasn't all her fault, as I was left with just a niggle, that I could have handled it better?

Now we have a God, whose not a call centre operator, but the CEO who is always on the line, always available and gives us His full attention. He is never too busy and will never hang up on us. We don't have to wait for a connection as we have a hot line straight through. He is just longing to hear what we have to say. In fact He knows what we are going to say before we speak. He looks right into our heart and knows our thoughts and what is going on in there, but He waits for us to express those heart desires in words. The trouble is, he often has to wait a long time, so it's a good thing his patience is endless.

So how do I score? Do I stay connected throughout the day and include Him in everything, or do I trot out my shopping list of prayers and requests and then get on with my life, the way I want to. Do I listen, really listen to my Father? If I really care how my Father feels and thinks, I will give time to connect, heart to Heart. Now there's real powerful connecting!

"From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence -- a private audience!" Psalm 18:6 The Message Bible

4 comments :

  1. Mulled Vine said...

    My worst nightmare is one of those automated call centres with voice recognition. "Say the first letter of your password" ... "D" ... "Did you mean 'T'?" ... No ... "Sorry I didn't quite get that. Did you mean 'T'?" ... No ... "Did you mean 'F'" ... NO!! ... "Sorry I didn't quite get that" ... and so on.

  2. rikkiBOi said...

    its really irritating when you are in a hurry for something so important, but then call center agents wouldnt get what your point is. Then they would just say, we will just sent your report to higher technical officers.. Bu then as what you have said, God is always there, hes just waiting for us to call on Him. as He said in Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto Me, and i will answer you".
    our God is a really GREAT God...
    thanks for this post... it reminded me of whom should i call on first before anyone else...

  3. emma said...

    Ye, you made a good analogy here, Our God is always available for everything we need.
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  4. Mike said...

    Good contrast! God knows our true agendas.. :)