Last week my hard drive crashed and I lost everything I had on my computer. I didn't backup my files.
Today I got my computer back and had to recreate all my forms that I work with. I feel like I have to start a lot of things over lately. My boss was positive, he was glad I lost some forms and looked forward to something new. that only meant more work for me,but all I could do is press forward and keep on track to make the new forms and continue on with my work.
Everything is not as it was before. I also have new updated computer functions and I am not sure how to use all the new functions. I had to think more about how to make the applications do what I needed them to do. Now is not the time to get frustrated that everything is much like having a deck of cards all in order and then tossed up in the air and the new game is 52 card pick-up instead of a neat shuffle. On top of that I have to close out the month by Wednesday. I could stress. I could be angry at myself. I could whine and complain that I messed up, but I am not doing any of that. I am taking one thing at a time. That is all I can do.
Isn't that how life is sometimes, you have everything in order and planned out, then LIFE happens- that series of unexpected events that wreck out our schedule. What caused the change in our plans? crisis? chance? or a choice we made? As women we take on the crisis, we don't leave things up to chance and we choose to do what needs to be done; we regain control.
What if we took on a different approach- a God approach to our upset? To do nothing in a crisis situation is unthinkable. But in the case of my computer I couldn't fix it. There was nothing to be done. I had to live without my computer for four days at work. I did some other things than my computer work and got some thing done that had been neglected. Praise God!
"Going with the flow" is not easy for women who are constantly in control of households, children and schedules. We have to remember that God is the one who is in control.
Remember that God is in control this week as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, cooking, families, and travel.
Psalm 62: 1 & 2
1 My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Today I am thankful that God is in control.
Lord give us all thankful hearts.