This happened some time back (days..maybe weeks…maybe months :P).
I went to a certain office to get some papers signed. It was worth years of work just waiting to be sealed so I could escape from the place.
But, instead I was asked to come back again..the next day.
I got up early the next morning, went back to that place. Waited till the office opened. Then I went in there.
Bhoo…I was asked to come back…After half an hour..
I went in obediently after 30 minutes and she was like ‘ Oh, you seem like in a hurry. Wait for 10 minutes’
I went in after 10 minutes and the lady inside didn’t even turn her head as I called her.
I went out and waited..another 15 minutes.
I went back in and she looked up and went back to her work.
I went out again and waited..another 17 minutes.
Again, I went in and got told to ‘Just wait outside’
I waited and waited for almost 3 hours in that lobby.
And as I waited my level of patience was coming right down while the anger inside was surging up like a rocket.
Finally, my patience hit rock bottom as I got up, ready to TALK to her!
And that’s when He asked me to ‘SMILE’
ME: Lord, now is really not the time for that
ME: Why are you doing this to me??
JESUS: Just Obey, SMILE
ME: Is this some kind of the last phase training?
JESUS: SMILE and go in.
And I did. I breathed in, breathed out. I pasted on a smile and went in. Spoke softly with much politeness and got my stuff done.
As I walked out of that place, I felt relieved and free.
I didn’t give her a piece of my mind yet I felt free.
His silly command saved my day!!