The newest entry into the smartphone world can be pre-ordered today. I will not be on my computer ordering. Partly because my contract wont allow me to order and partly because by next year there will be another new version (if our world is still around then). I was thinking about the new iPhone and how the new charger port can teach us all a lesson. My first reaction is – I already knew this was coming. I mean, come on, read the blogs. They have been talking about this for months. It also reminds me that we need to adapt all the time. Technology is a fickle partner. Things get smaller, smarter, and lighter all the time. They change and we need to adapt to the change. You can be mad or you can keep your old phone a little longer. Be patient, wait, it will all change again.
We’ve got to learn to adapt and realize technology is not our savior. Technology has not made our world that much easier. It has made fewer people do more work and work more hours. Is that so great? Maybe as the weekend approaches, and you still have work to do, housework, yardwork, or a second job, you will long for what God promises,
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters (Psalm 23)
We need to find space to let God renew us. The great pitcher Nolan Ryan once said, “Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.” Find those spaces in your weekend for the green pastures and still waters so that you will be refreshed and ready to adapt. We have to seek out a time of Sabbath whenever we can find it – it was made for us to help us adapt.