Monday, August 9, 2010

Need a Defrag

Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. ~~Habakkuk 2:2 NIV

Sometimes life starts coming at us from all angles. The kids, the spouse, the work, the errands, the chores and more can seemingly interfere with our plans.

I’ve had plans to work on various projects for months now. But when I think I’m going to work on one of those, something more urgent pops up. I’m feeling fragmented.

Like our personal computers (PC’s), we sometimes need to be defragmented. When using our PC’s, over time with regular use, the files on the hard drive get spread out rather than being neatly organized. That causes the computer to work longer and harder to access the requested information.

Occasionally the PC needs to be defragmented, or defragging for short. This tool on the PC puts all the scattered pieces of the files back together in an organized fashion. This allows the computer to run more efficiently and reduces the amount of time it takes to work. It becomes more proficient. Not only that, it helps the hard drive to last longer.

I realized that I need a defrag. I’m scattered all over the place and because of that it takes me longer to get things done. I’m taking the first few days of this week to work on sorting out files in my life and getting my focus.

I need to write that focus down, make it plain and find a place to keep it in front of me. I need to be reminded of what I’m working toward in my family plans, my personal goals and business goals.

Sometimes, we all need to take a few days to defrag like the computer needs a defrag. When we do, like the PC, we’ll become more proficient and last longer.

3 gracious comments:

Penny said...

I love this!!! I'm going to do a defrag today as well! Now... if I could only find my daytimer, or a clean piece of paper to organize my thoughts and plans.....

guess I have a lot of defragging to do! LOL!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Oh yes, my computer and I both need defragging. What a great analogy. Was just reading this morning about spiritual retreats and sabatticals. I think I need one.

Leah

Connie Arnold said...

That's a wonderful comparison, Shonda! My computer and I have both been very slow and sluggish lately. Sounds like just what we each need!