I got up somewhere after 2:00 a.m. on Tuesday, just so I could be ahead of my schedule. I like being on top of things and try hard to give 110% in whatever I do—at least, in the areas that matter.
After two hours, I happily crossed off the task at the top of my to-do list and immediately tackled the other. My creative juices were flowing; I typed furiously for minutes and was pleased with what I had accomplished. When I was done I clicked ‘save’ on my computer.
On that day, however, I saved my document in a single place. Normally, my imagination would get the best of me and I would instantly create backups and hit ‘copy and paste’ “just in case.”Since I was running late that morning, I ditched my old habits, but moments later, I’d come to regret it.
Later I discovered my second file was corrupted. I panicked. I tried to reverse the action but it was already too late. After Googling, and watching YouTube videos for a while, I threw in the towel and accepted that I was doomed.
Philippians 4, (verse6) came to mind: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” I recited the verse and hoped that my fate would be reversed at the last moment. Every time, I was disappointed. Still, I held out hope because I was certain that God would help me. It didn’t happen… or at least, it seemed that way. I started the task all over again, trusting that God would amaze me in some way later on.
And He did and once again, I was in awe. I was literally on the floor, thanking God for what He’d done!
Just when I thought I was out of ideas, the idea came to mind: I should use my disappointment to (hopefully) inspire others. When I was convinced that I’d be staring at a blank page for hours, not knowing what on earth to write about, God blessed me with this piece. This may not seem like a big deal to some (what a letdown huh?) but to me, and others who truly understand how God works, this is everything.
Folks, trust in God (even when you feel like giving up!) because He’s truly marvellous.
Have a great weekend guys,