Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tired of Reverting

My computer seems to be having "issues".

Every time I turn it on it goes through the same cycle:
Configuring Windows updates. Do not turn off your computer.
Followed by...
Failure to configure updates. Reverting changes.


And I'm entirely too cheap to take it somewhere to be "fixed".
Er, and maybe too lazy busy.
Yeah. That's it!
Anyway, my computer keeps reverting changes because it can't seem to understand the updates. And every time I look at that message on my screen I think about Romans 12:2.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
And I wonder, Am I being transformed, or am I reverting changes? With everything in me, I want to be transformed. I want to think like God, and love like God, and live in a way which honors and reflects Him. But some days I feel like I'm having issues. And I'm afraid that if there were a screen attached to me it would say, "Failure to configure updates. Reverting changes."

Am I alone in this battle?

Gracious Father, thank you for Your patience with me. With all of us! Please give us grace today to understand the updates You want to make in our hearts and minds. Please strengthen our resolve to obey Your will for us, so we don't have to keep 'reverting changes'.



Kaira said...


Joanna T. said...

"...he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Without that word I think I'd just give up, waiting for my "updates" to complete!

Karen Hossink said...

Kaira - Yes!

Joanna - Yes, I am thankful for God's patience, persistence, and faithfulness. *ahhhhh*

Anonymous said...

You are definitely not alone!! I also have been feeling this way, especially in the last couple days. I have thoughts like, "You are in my heart God, so why did I say or do that?" Or, "maybe I am not a true Christian because I can't shake this bad mood I am in." Yes, Father I want to understand the updates you want to make in my heart and mind too!!***Chera

Karen Hossink said...

Chera - We can have those thoughts and feelings, and - still - HE does not give up on us.
So thankful we have a patient, faithful, gracious God!

Anonymous said...

Hey Karen did you do that on purpose.. You responded @33 past? Yes, I also continually thank Him for loving us and not giving up on us. ♥chera