God Will Provide
Monday, November 20, 2006 at 2:00 pm
Last week I found out that I had paid my credit card bill 5 days early (one that I'm using to pay for my laptop at 0%). Five days early, of course, means that I technically missed a payment. I didn't receive any mail, and the cheap non-human phone calls to tell me about my plight were unable to press 1 to speak with me. When I called about something else, I was informed that my interest rate was now 32% and not 0%, and that I also owed interest, a late fee, and a month's payment. I was able to take care of that, and pay the bill and it was resolved rather quickly, including my interest rate. That led me to a cash flow problem. In just a few days, I would be paying my rent and I was $108 short according to my bank account.
I've been in similar situations before. Sure I think, "What can I do?" but I always find myself wondering "What's God going to do this time?" See, most of these seemingly impossible situations get resolved in seemingly impossible ways. I knew it. Even though I'd been waiting 5 months for 1 mail-in rebate, and 3 months for another, they added up to exactly how much I needed. I decided on Friday that I would be getting those rebates on monday. I checked online - my Vonage rebate had been mailed to my old address on October 31. My AT&T Rebate had apparently been mailed that week! Still, how do two rebates, one going through standard mail, and one going through mail forwarding arrive at the same time?
Well, today is monday and both checks were in my mailbox - almost no surprise to me. Even optimists are going to say this is more than coincidence. I'm going to say that this seems to be what always happens when I'm in trouble.
P.S. And of course, some would say it's an act of God when rebate checks even arrive at all!