Sim Spiritually Inspired

This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace. – Colossians 1:6

Literally Heartbroken…

I lost really amazing video footage on Friday at about 4am.

I know, I probably shouldn’t have been up editing until 4am. That was probably half of the problem. 

For me, losing video footage is like losing my 1600+ iPhone notes (God forbid!) It’s painful. Extremely painful.

I’m far from materialistic, but this hurt.

Have you ever lost something extremely valuable?

Yeah..

After losing this footage, I stayed in bed for the next 24 hours and only got up if it was extremely necessary.

Dramatic, I know. 

Obsessive – to say the least. 

Who would have thought that my attachment to some video footage could ruin my whole day.

It shouldn’t have though.. it shouldn’t have.

I heard (or read) somewhere that if you’re going to fail, fail quickly. Don’t fail and sulk for too long – it’s a waste of time.


 

 

I impulsively paid over $100 for data recovery software that still hasn’t worked when I could have simply re-recorded/re-edited the video.

The project I had created was so perfect… I fell in love with it and couldn’t stand the thought of having do it all over. I stayed up till 4am – I shouldn’t have. 


Balance is extremely important as we walk in faith.

Working hard isn’t sinful – we should work hard. Work hard as though you’re working for the Lord.

It becomes a problem when you deny yourself of God-given rest because you’ve allowed work to become an idol.

I woke up with a headache, stressing over how I’d recover my emptied trash and get my footage back.

Give yourself a break.

Why can’t you put that task down for the night and pick it back up tomorrow?

You are not superwoman/superman. Put it down! Take a break! RETREAT. 

An idol will set up its throne without your permission – you must remain alert.

Lost video footage shouldn’t break my heart.

I have every right to be sad about it – but not for too long & not to the point of misery or a depressive state for over 24 hours.


 

Check yourself. Check your idols. What controls your feelings, emotions, actions and reactions?

Nothing should shake your world – your hope is found in Christ alone.


Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray. – Mark 1:35

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. – Colossians 3:23

40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.” 
41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 

42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:40-42


 

 

 

 

 

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