How do you deal with frustrations?

Lately I have been very frustrated with my two computers at home. One is so slow that when I want to use it, I have to give it at least one hour lead time to load and update, etc. But to be safe, 90 min are best. The other one is a bit faster when starting it, but once you try to work in any of the programs, it is just s.l.o.w.

You should see how I have worked in the last few months on this computer (#2 as described in first paragraph!). I’ve got my iPad on the right, next to the keyboard, so that I can check my Facebook and twitter updates during my wait times… or even do my online research on the iPad because it’s so much faster…

I’ve also got at least one book, but usually two or three to the left of the keyboard. I’ve been reading books or looking up stuff that I research during the longer wait times.

For over a week now I’ve been reading books A LOT. What does that say to you? Well, my computer has definitely slowed so drastically, that my wait times are better spent reading than looking up Facebook or Twitter updates.

Today this whole “computer situation” just got to me… My frustrations grew by the second… Words kept popping into my head that I did not want to even think. I spent 3 hours on something that could have been done in 45 min max.

So I finally gave up. It was just too much. After I calmed down a bit and could think a bit more clearly, I’ve decided to:

  • Rehearse James 1:2-4. After all, why did I memorize it in the first place, right?

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

Who would have thought these verses could be applied to frustrations with a computer???

  • Finally go and buy myself a new and reliable computer tomorrow. It’s time to put into practice the lessons I learned on time management!

I’m just very grateful for the service these two computers have done so far. And I’m looking forward to the new one!

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