Monday, September 24, 2012

Oops, I Did It...Again!!

For the second time in recent years I let a computer virus into my home in a different way - by allowing it to do more damage to my relationship with my husband than my documents...

After a few days of being offline I am grateful to be back! What a stressful few days. Despite little technical knowledge I just panic when I find out there is a virus on my computer. 

I rush through un-installing programs and jump at the opportunity to part with $200 in lieu of a technical person half the world away who promises to fix everything. Rush, rush, panic, panic...where is that peace and serenity I had just moments before???

Am I the only one?

I have to say, I sure didn't trust the solution to my problem in that moment. 

The solution? How about the one who lives right under the roof of my house?

Did I mention my husband is a highly technical engineer?? Or that he formerly designed for a high end data storage company? 


After what my pastor calls "heated fellowship" my husband  finally got through to my little disbelieving heart. He could fix this issue. And he did. No hassle. On the cheap. Good as new. 

And I learned. 

What God whispered to my heart in that humbling moment was ....well, first to give Brian a break and trust him....My husband wants only the best for me. And he is super smart. I forget that sometimes. This incident truly made me appreciate all the technical and non-technical wisdom he brings to our marriage.  

And then? God asked me to trust Him.

This reminded me of the number of times I rush head-first to solving a problem without looking to my greatest resource of all, my heavenly Father. Who has He placed in your life to help out when you need an extra hand? How can we look to Him first when we are at our wits end or mid-crisis?

Dear God, thank you for being a loving, helpful heavenly Father who wants only the best for me. Show me how to turn to you first in moments of doubt and need. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

When have you tried to solve your own problems without looking to God for help? What happened and what did you learn?

Have a blessed Monday! Destination: Inspiration Tuesdays will be up later tonight. 

1 comment:

  1. This was a fine post. You are so sensitive to the still small voice of the Lord.

    Thank you so much for posting over at WholeHearted Home this week. Hope to see you next week.


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