Technical Difficulties

Have you ever had one of those moments where you tell a computer to do something and it doesn’t do that? – In fact it sends you a message stating that it can’t do that? – And you know full well that it can do that? – Because you’ve seen it do that before? – It’s just choosing not to do that now?

I had a printer, and I told the printer to print something, and it sent me a message  stating in summary, “I can’t do that.”

I thought, “Well why did I buy you?”

If something says “Printer” on it, and it can’t print, isn’t that false advertising?

Sometimes my computer tells me it can’t do something, but I know full well that it can, so I repeat the command. Sometimes I have to repeat the command several times, but eventually it does the thing I commanded it to do. It’s like it just forgot that it could do that and it had to be told a specific number of times before it would remember.

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“I can’t do that.”

“Oh, wait – I can do that.”

Isn’t it frustrating when something doesn’t do what it’s told to do? – Especially when you know that it is the very thing it was created to do?

I have to sympathize with God here. He made each of us for a specific purpose, something we are fully equipped to do, something that is the very reason for our being – and we refuse to do it. Sometimes we feel the need to inform God that, “I can’t do that,” since he obviously doesn’t know what we were made for.

God gave us free will, so it’s expected that we will do whatever we choose to do with ourselves. Except I don’t recall giving my printer free will.

You will never be more fulfilled than when you live your life according to what God designed you specifically to do. If you ignore his prompts, he’s gonna keep reminding you all your life, until you do what you’ve been called to do. If you fight your very purpose for being, then you’ll be as useful as a printer that doesn’t print.

Have you ever created something for a specific purpose and been annoyed when it didn’t work? Have you ever felt the pride of seeing something you’ve created perform the task you made it for?

Whatever quirks you may have, whatever issues some people may have with the real you, when you walk, talk, act and think the way God personally made you to, God looks on you with delight and says, “Look at that! I made that!”

About benjaminfrog

Yo. I'm a 30-something Christian guy and published author with a love for gaming, fantasy and sci-fi. I blog about pop culture, living as a young Christian guy, and living with A.S.
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2 Responses to Technical Difficulties

  1. I love your words Benjamin!!! These ones, in particular, are music to my ears!

  2. benjaminfrog says:

    Thanks Alison 🙂 I’m glad to hear it.

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