Early last week, something was wrong with our internet connection. On one of those days I was without my cell phone and on another snow cancelled our MOPS meeting. You might say I was feeling a bit disconnected.
There were no emails, quick calls or friends’ smiles, which in the midst of a long winter could get a person down. I worked to combat this though as our leadership team agreed to reschedule our meeting and I called tech support to fix the computer.
The latter job wasn’t so simple - one day I spent close to 2 hours on the phone trying to trouble shoot and solve our problem. On top of that my determined self stayed up too late working on a tool I appreciate, but really don’t understand!! I was going to fix this, but the more I tried the more frustrated I became.
We eventually solved the problem, but it was a couple of days later when my frustration level hit it’s high point. I don’t remember all the details, but I know life had been busy and I allowed the work to take priority in my days. I was tired and chose a few extra minutes in bed rather than spending time with my Father. I was disconnected.
That was frustrating, but what really increased those feelings was the contrast in my desire and determination to “fix” that problem. Only days earlier I was driven to figure out the computer. There were various reasons, with one being connecting to the outside world. Where was the same, stop everything attitude until this is right?
Trust me when I saw the contrast I was convicted and hurt. Really what’s it matter what people (some I haven’t seen in years) put on face book? It doesn’t. And those emails I needed to respond to, really they could wait. But spending time with the One who created me, loves me and has a plan for me, now that’s what is important!
I once heard someone say, “Not feeling close to God? Guess who moved!?!” It wasn‘t God, but this experience reminds me sometimes I do. It was not intentional, but it happened. I’m grateful He’s drawn me closer and once again ignited my desire to seek Him more. Technology glitches and winter weather can alter my plans, but even that can’t affect my connection with Christ. Well, as I’ve learned it can, but not as long as my eyes are on Him and He is the focus of my life.
I’m thankful our computer is running and I was blessed at our MOPS meeting this week, I feel I’ve left the dark ages! But I’m especially grateful my connection with Christ is strong once again and I pray your’s is too!!