I recently got a new cell phone.
You see, I’m a BlackBerry girl through and through… but the one I had was giving me fits.
- It wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do.
- It wasn’t acting – normal.
- It was doing the wrong things at the wrong time.
So I gave up on it. I decided to try a different phone all together. In my frustration… after spending hours on the phone with support with no clear answer to my issues… I bought the new, hip phone.
It arrived and I was thrilled! I opened the package, grabbed my coffee, sat in my comfy chair, and grabbed the user’s manual in preparation to be “awed.”
What was I thinking? I was more confused than ever!! What I hoped would make my life easier, was actually backfiring on me.
- It didn’t operate like the BlackBerry.
- The keyboard and shortcut keys were different.
- The phone had a different look and feel.
It was like learning a foreign language. I took a break and had some cookie dough. 🙂 And then promptly boxed it up and mailed it back. This wasn’t what I wanted or needed.
I learned a valuable lesson.
This experience showed me the importance of staying power. We all struggle with it. We all need it. All too often, we get tired in the struggle – in the chaos – and we turn to something that isn’t best for us or we give up and walk away.
With 2011 on the horizon, let’s resolve to have staying power this next year in:
- our marriages
- our relationships with our children
- our friendships
- our responsibilities
- following God’s way for our lives
We’ve all taken the path of least resistance. We’ve all followed the pack rather than think for ourselves. We’ve all subscribed to the world’s suggestion for fulfilling our selfish desires.
But what if we did it differently in 2011?
Friends, rather than walk… let’s work. I’m in. Are you?