Thursday, February 11, 2016

Technical Difficulties

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Have you ever had technical difficulties? Sure. We all have at some point or another. Sometimes life just throws technical difficulties into our days/weeks/months just to see how we will handle them. It is usually during a time of technical difficulty that I know that I am trying to do everything right and Satan is on the defensive. I know God wants me to finish what I'm doing, but it seems there is one mishap after another or something that should have taken me five minutes takes me all day, often including a frustrating call to some sort of technical support.

I know I'm not alone in this. Having worked with publishers of Christian books, I could guarantee when we were printing a book that would have an impact on people's lives. The files would all of a sudden become jumbled. The edits we had made were missing. The printers would suddenly stop working. Think I'm exaggerating? It's happened multiple times, to me and to other publishers I know personally. Something powerful is about to hit the bookshelves and Satan doesn’t like it.

Fortunately, I have God on my side. He is bigger than any problem I could ever have, and He can fix them all. The printer might need a few swift kicks before it begins working properly again, but if I put it in God's hands, it always does.

Now when these situations arise I can laugh, at least a little, and hand the situation over to God. I know that I'm a small part of something huge, and God isn't going to let a couple of technical difficulties get in His way. 

How about you? Have you ever experienced technical difficulties? Feel free to share it in the comments.

6 comments:

  1. OMGosh yes! This week alone my computer died so I'm adjusting to a new one AND my phone got upgraded and i went from Android to Iphone! To say I'm experiencing some discomfort would be the least! But God is bigger! Something is being birthed! Thanks for the timely post Ruth!

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    1. We definitely ALL have days like this, don't we?

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  3. Hi Ruth - just popping in to let you know that we are featuring this post on the Ruby blog today. I hope you can stop by and leave a comment on some of the posts! We're accepting submissions now for the March issue of the Ruby magazine, so if you have something we can include, be sure to send it it. Thanks so much,Nina @ Ruby for Women

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    1. Thanks, Nina. I'm sharing it around from your site as well.

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  4. Where I live, technical difficulties occur regularly enough to remind us not to depend on computers, cell phones, etc., for *any*thing!

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