Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Modern Technology!

Modern technology...Internet access...GRRRRRRRRRR!

I have battled Internet issues all day long...it is working one minute and it waits until I am right in the middle of doing something...then....poof!...it is gone! Oh...I forgot about all the power surges that have been happening all day as well. Yes, I have surge protectors but I guess these are more like mini power outages. Needless to say...I could scream right now!

When the mini outages hit, I have a number of steps that I have to go through in order to get back up and running. First, I have to turn the modem over, pull out the battery (what good is this battery doing...not keeping my Internet up and running...hopefully, it is keeping my phones on), pull the power cord out of the back, wait 5 seconds, replug it, wait for all the lights to light back up and then put the battery back in. However, it doesn't stop there because it has messed up my router when the power went off. So, I have to pull out my desk chair, move my foot stool, crawl under the desk to get to the back of the router, use an ink pen, press the reset button for 10 second, while holding the reset button in...unplug the power cord (takes talent...took me many times to prefect it) for 10 seconds, still holding the reset button with my ink pen...replug the power cord and still hold for another 10 seconds...then release, crawl back out from under my desk without hitting my head, which I have done more times than I care to remember.

However, today...all these steps haven't worked solely by themselves. I have to go to my desktop and click on my router setting and reset the router through the computer but only after it sees that I have an Internet connection. I had to do these steps 3 times in a row after the last power flicker...just to get back to being online.

My job solely depends on an Internet connection. No connection, no posting, no filing insurance, no transmitting claims...which means to my boss...no money coming in next week. All my claims have to be on their way to the clearinghouse by Wednesday afternoon to meet the Thursday deadline by most insurance companies for check to be cut by Friday...if I'm lucky. Besides, this is a short work week!!! No pressure:)

I can't begin to tell you how increasingly frustrated I've become today. In the middle of my last round of resetting everything...I stopped and said "Lord, help me...I'm about to lose it over something that I have no control over but yet I need to be able to control it because I have work to do!"

I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me and remind me of a scripture that I learned as a youth...way back when.

Jeremiah 33:3...God's Phone Number
"Call to me and I will answer you. I'll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.' (Message)

I was gently reminded that I don't need an Internet connection to connect to my Heavenly Father. I don't need a telephone line to connect to my Heavenly Father. All He ask me to do is to call on Him, tell Him what I am in need of, tell Him all my frustrations, my pains, my hurts, my anger and whatever is bothering me, leave them at His feet, surrender all to Him and TRUST Him. No amount of modern technology can ever take the place of this honor and privilege to be able to go to my Heavenly Father...day or night. He is ALWAYS there, ready to listen to me and send the help that I need. To know that when we pray...help is on the way. It might not always be "my will" but it will always be "His Will" and unlike "my will"...His is perfect, always on time, never wrong and always EXACTLY what I need...whether I know if or not...God sees the big picture.

Thank God today that He doesn't work off of modern technology...I sure am.


  1. Sorry you had such a frustrating day. Isn't it great to know that His Power will never fail!!

    love ya. Laurie

  2. Laurie...I love your comment...His Power will never fail! Good one...wish I had thought of that for my entry:)

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments that you leave me!

    Love ya,


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