Don’t you hate it when technology gets sassy before 6:00am?
This morning, it took forever for me to get to work because my computer was not cooperating. In fact, this is one of the error messages that popped up warning me I was about to engage in an argument with a computer with an attitude.
Warning: unresponsive script (not responding)
You don’t say.
Have you ever thought that computers suffer from multiple personality disorder? One day it acts like a toddler, the next an unruly teen, and the next a crotchety old lady. Today, with its smart aleck response, I’m thinking my computer most resembles the teen.
As I sat there patiently waiting for my computer to shape up and stop giving me lip, several things ran through my brain.
If you’re gonna try to be funny at 5:30am why not get a little more creative. At least I would be more entertained as I waited:
Warning: Unresponsive script (is out to lunch)
Warning: Unresponsive script (has fallen and can’t get up!)
Warning: Unresponsive script (has head in the clouds)
Warning: Unresponsive script (has accompanied Elvis out of the building) Okay, that’s the second Elvis reference this week, what is up with that?
The next thought that ran through my brain was the verse in the Bible that says, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” Genesis 50:20
I know those are huge contrasting thoughts but I think I also suffer from multiple personality (especially before 6:00am).
I thought about that verse in the context of horrible inconveniences and detours that life sometimes takes. My computer issue this morning by no means fits into that category, but still, there are so many lessons tucked away in detours. When our plans don’t play out the way we think they should, growth and progress can still happen.
I had no idea what I was going to write about this morning. It wasn’t until this inconvenience started to unfold that an idea was born. This made me remember something else:
Sometimes our most creative or productive work can be accomplished in the detours. Think about that verse above, it’s Joseph talking about all the detours in his life and all the good that was born out of the bad.
That’s all I’ve got today. My computer issues have me behind schedule with today’s plans.
Or, maybe, I’m not behind schedule. Maybe, I’m right on time. Maybe, I’m right where I’m supposed to be.
Question: What have you learned lately due to a life detour?