Friday, September 09, 2005

A fresh start

After 7 hours of waiting, my laptop is finally back - up and running. You see, I encountered a blue screen today. For those you don't know - when you get a blue screen, it means that your PC is in big trouble. Your hard disc could be down, or a virus has invaded into your PC... Whatever the cause, your PC is basically useless until you reinstall the Operating System... As for me, I had to wait for my colleague's external CD-ROM in order to initiate the recovery process. So in the office today, I was basically useless...

So, what caused my laptop to cease to perform as it's suppose to? Well, I didn't follow an instruction my colleague told me to "get Windows update every now and then, it's the company's practice". Sounds simple enough, right? I messed that up. If I had done so, my laptop and I wouldn't have had a day like this. Thankfully, today I didn't lose anything important, considering that they are mostly retrivable from the company server.

It sure does serve as a hard reminder, though. When I'm not constantly connected to the Dream-giver, leaning on my own strength and trusting my own intellect, there would come a regretful day where everything is gone and I wish that I had followed a simple instruction. It would also be a day reflecting and pondering on what it would be like and how much better I would have perform if I only I had...

So now as I am typing on a renewed keyboard, operating on a fresh O/S, in my heart there is some sort of desire and determination, to hide in that secret place and set my eyes and heart on the Words of Life... It's time to see my reflection on that mirror full of truth and grace once again...

2 comments:

So I Go said...

your enthusiasm for this Dream giver is always refreshing.. and contagious my friend..

Gina said...

I know what you mean about what happens when you're not plugged into Jesus. I just posted today about following the Shepherd. When we are lazy or distracted and lag behind or wander to the side, the wolves threaten to devour you. But if you're right up against the Shepherd's leg (and it's work to stay there) nothing can threaten you. Good post!