As cliche as it may sound, some things are meant to be broken.
I was doing a favor for my dad when I accidentally dropped my phone a couple of weeks ago–the glass facing down. I was in utter shock when I saw my phone on the floor.
I did not panic because I normally drop my phone around the house or somewhere when I place it on top of a table and it slides. When I picked it up, I saw the shattered glass. It was terrible! I never imagine that my carelessness will result to something like this.
My relatives dropped me off at kn’s place and I went inside the elevator still thinking. I felt stupid for a moment but I didn’t get angry the way I used to before. I was surprised with my reaction! I stayed calm this time. I felt at peace because I knew that God is teaching me a lesson.
Over the past few weeks, I was attached to my phone. This incident reminded that I should not take pleasure on this device more than I take pleasure in my time with God.
I called my dad and confessed what happened. He accepted the fact and did not get angry either! He also asked his friends for contacts. My mom and sister also instructed me to tape the shattered glass so that I won’t get bruised. I received grace and felt it in full!
I realized that when things like this happen, our reactions matter. We either make the situation good or worse. Praise God for helping me deal with this!
I also realized that we need other people’s help. Keeping this to myself wouldn’t solve the problem. My dad knows someone who is from Greenhills and his friend gave me directions where to go.
I also told my best friend about the incident and asked if she would like to go with me. Apparently, she was able to visit the place before!
The security guards at the MRT stations and malls were also very friendly. We asked around for directions and they gladly helped!
This incident reminded me of us. We are broken. We cannot make things right. But when we go to God and ask Him to give us grace and accept that we will remain broken on our own, we receive it in full!