As a gamer, my PC performance is pretty important to me. Not only do I love to play my games, but I also work from home and rely on my PC to function as I need it to. Over the last few months the performance of my PC has been dwindling more and more every day. It is interesting the amount of patience I have needed in order to drag my poor, tired computer until it can be replaced.
Patience is needed in many unexpected areas of life. We so often take for granted what we have, so when something we use everyday – whether for entertainment or for essential purposes, is lacking it can be extremely frustrating. With it being my computer that was lacking, it was something that wasn’t very simple to just go out and replace at the moment it started getting inconvenient. It took months of saving, planning, research and waiting.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.Philippians 4:6
While saving and planning I’ve been tempted to spend what I’d saved “so far” to get something basic just to replace the inconvenience of a slow, tired PC. Instead of being hasty, as we humans often are, I gave it to God. I’ve prayed constantly over my computer, yes even something that may seem so silly as a computer, because I understood that all decisions need to be brought before God for His guidance and wisdom. I knew I needed to put the human feelings of impatience and frustration aside and just trust God to help me.
After months of waiting patiently I am now a week away from a new PC, and with the help of God I will have something better than I’d ever dreamed. With this new PC I will be able to do more than I’d ever dreamed and it will all be for His glory. Even something that seems as silly as a PC can, and should, be used for God’s glory. I will not forget to thank God every time I turn it on, and I will use it to spread His Word every single day.
Patience and a grateful heart can carry you further than you ever dreamed, and if you are not feeling very patient or grateful just reach out to God and He will not fail you.