For Christmas Bob decided that I needed a new computer. So, my son in law helped me pick out a computer. I am usually excited about new technology and jump right in and figure it out. But this new computer has me stumped. I can’t seem to find anything on it because nothing is the same as what I am used to. There is no longer a “My computer” icon or a “control panel” icon and quite frankly I struggle to find anything through the search menu.
Because I spend all day long at work on the computer I no longer want to spend my nights trying to figure out this new computer. Maybe it is my age, or maybe it is just because it appears to be more inconvenient. Everything is on the cloud instead of on the computer which just seems to confuse me more. I am thankful and grateful for the thought and the care that went into the purchase of the computer and I hope someday I will become more familiar with how it works.
Do you ever feel like this? You have something wonderful that can help organize and simplify your life but you just can’t get used to it? When did life get so complicated? There comes a time in everyone’s life that you just feel you need to simplify and get back to basics. I think I have reached that point. To quote an old Willie Nelson song “Maybe its time to get back to the basics of life”.
For me the basics are my faith in God, my family and friends, a roof over my head, a job and enough food to keep me going. What more could a person need. Faith in God is what keeps all the other things together. Believing that Jesus saved me from a life of sin and gave me the opportunity to experience salvation and an eternal life with God is not complicated. It is a basic I can always look at and remember to keep my life in perspective.
When I get frustrated with not understanding new technology I can always remember that technology does not save me God does. I can step back and refocus my thoughts on something more important than being able to find something on my computer or not being able to get my scanner to work because it is not compatible with the new software on my computer.
It is all about perspective. So maybe this week we can all step back and remember who God is and what He has done for us, instead of getting frustrated. I hope you enjoy your week. I will be back next week with more.