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Apple, I’m coming home.
While you get all the “I told you so!“‘s out of your system, let me tell you what dawned on me as I walked to the train station this morning:
When we neglect to spend time with God, we forget what He “looks like” and what He can do in our lives.
So here’s the story:
I dropped my phone on Tuesday, and the screen just went blank. Black. Deady-dead-dead. Less than 24 hours were all it took for me to start second guessing where things were on the screen and have my fingers stumbling (quite literally) around in the dark: “Where’s What’s App? Oh gosh, I’m dialing 999!” The short lack of consistent use was making me forget the character of my phone and what it could do.
It was then I realised that worrying about a recently submitted business proposal was A: not like me, and B: not part of the pact (for want of a better word) I had made with God just weeks before:
"Only let this work if it fits into the plan you have for my life."
A pact that I had forgotten. A pact that, had I remembered, wouldn’t have left me “stumbling around in the dark” worrying in the first place. It was then that the similarities between my broken phone screen and my lack of faith became clear:
When we stop “looking at” or spending time with God consistently, we forget His steadfast character, and (in my case) the covenants we’ve made with Him.
So I thank God for my broken phone screen, and the lessons it has taught me:
1. Keep your eyes on God daily, lest you forget His character. Forgetting God’s incredible character and track record can wreak havoc with your faith.
2. The Samsung Galaxy S4 just isn’t for me. That said, I’ll always appreciate the lesson it taught me.
Now I must dash; I’ve got an appointment with the Apple store.