THE PERFECT MISTAKE
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THE PERFECT MISTAKE

 

What is deemed as a mistake by us is sometimes the answer to some one else’s Duaa. And because behind every action of ours there is a hidden agenda or motive this becomes the perfect mistake. Of course the designer behind this ‘mistake’ is none other than The master Designer- Allah Ta’ala Himself. The following incident depicts just this!

 

There was once a man who worked as a carpenter. On one particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his local relief agency was sending to orphanages in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he realized what had happened; the glasses had slipped out of his pocket unnoticed and fallen into one of the crates, which he had nailed shut. His brand new glasses were now heading for China!

As is things were hard. He had paid R2000.00 for those glasses that very morning and now he was faced with the same expense again. He was really upset by the thought of having to buy another pair. "It's not fair," he muttered to himself as he drove home in frustration. "I've been very faithful and sincere in giving of my time and money to work in Gods way, and now this."

Months later, the director of the beneficiary orphanage was visiting his city. He wanted to visit all the organisations that supported him in China. The organisation that the man served had reserved the following Sunday for the director where he was to address its members and the community in general.

The director began by thanking the people for their faithfulness in supporting the orphanage. "But most of all," he said, "I must thank you for the glasses you sent last year. You see, a fire had broken out through the orphanage, destroying everything, including my glasses. I was desperate. Even if I had the money, there was simply no way of replacing those glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my co-workers and I were much in prayer about this. Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses wedged between two blankets.

The director paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he continued: "Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as though they had been custom made just for me! I want to thank you for being a part of that."

The people listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But this organisation surely must have confused their relief agency with another, they thought. There were no glasses on their list of items to be sent overseas. But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, a carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.

There are times we want to blame Allah Ta’ala instead of thanking him! Perhaps it is something we ought to try more often, "Thank you, Allah Ta’ala, for not allowing my car to start this morning." He may have been saving your life from a car accident.

Or thank Allah Ta’ala for your car that was just written off-it was His way of getting you a newer and better car. (This was experience a few months back) which re-enforced my faith and belief in whatever happens, happens for the better when behind it is Allah Ta’ala!

THE PERFECT MISTAKE

 

What is deemed as a mistake by us is sometimes the answer to some one else’s Duaa. And because behind every action of ours there is a hidden agenda or motive this becomes the perfect mistake. Of course the designer behind this ‘mistake’ is none other than The master Designer- Allah Ta’ala Himself. The following incident depicts just this!

 

There was once a man who worked as a carpenter. On one particular day, he was building some crates for the clothes his local relief agency was sending to orphanages in China. On his way home, he reached into his shirt pocket to find his glasses, but they were gone. When he mentally replayed his earlier actions, he realized what had happened; the glasses had slipped out of his pocket unnoticed and fallen into one of the crates, which he had nailed shut. His brand new glasses were now heading for China!

As is things were hard. He had paid R2000.00 for those glasses that very morning and now he was faced with the same expense again. He was really upset by the thought of having to buy another pair. "It's not fair," he muttered to himself as he drove home in frustration. "I've been very faithful and sincere in giving of my time and money to work in Gods way, and now this."

Months later, the director of the beneficiary orphanage was visiting his city. He wanted to visit all the organisations that supported him in China. The organisation that the man served had reserved the following Sunday for the director where he was to address its members and the community in general.

The director began by thanking the people for their faithfulness in supporting the orphanage. "But most of all," he said, "I must thank you for the glasses you sent last year. You see, a fire had broken out through the orphanage, destroying everything, including my glasses. I was desperate. Even if I had the money, there was simply no way of replacing those glasses. Along with not being able to see well, I experienced headaches every day, so my co-workers and I were much in prayer about this. Then your crates arrived. When my staff removed the covers, they found a pair of glasses wedged between two blankets.

The director paused long enough to let his words sink in. Then, still gripped with the wonder of it all, he continued: "Folks, when I tried on the glasses, it was as though they had been custom made just for me! I want to thank you for being a part of that."

The people listened, happy for the miraculous glasses. But this organisation surely must have confused their relief agency with another, they thought. There were no glasses on their list of items to be sent overseas. But sitting quietly in the back, with tears streaming down his face, a carpenter realized the Master Carpenter had used him in an extraordinary way.

There are times we want to blame Allah Ta’ala instead of thanking him! Perhaps it is something we ought to try more often, "Thank you, Allah Ta’ala, for not allowing my car to start this morning." He may have been saving your life from a car accident.

Or thank Allah Ta’ala for your car that was just written off-it was His way of getting you a newer and better car. (This was experience a few months back) which re-enforced my faith and belief in whatever happens, happens for the better when behind it is Allah Ta’ala!

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