Type a few sentences. Save. Type a few sentences. Save.
It's my habit. I've learned it the hard way. I always type a few sentences, then save.
And this morning, while I was working on a project whose deadline is closing in too fast, I went through my normal routine. Type a few sentences. Save. Type a few sentences. Save. At the conclusion of the morning, I saved the document one more time, took a break for lunch, came back to the computer, saved it again for good measure, e-mailed it to my "editor" (my husband), then closed the file. But right before the file whisked away, I noticed the time saved didn't match the current time. Uh oh.
You guessed it. Somehow, don't ask me how, please say it isn't so, my morning's work was lost. I searched every file on my computer and turned up nothing but an alias of a previous copy, one minus a few PAGES.
I was so upset I couldn't concentrate. I tried remembering and came up with bits and pieces all out of order. My spirit was defeated and weary. I pushed myself to reconstruct for about an hour and then couldn't take any more. I was so frustrated. And angry.
And a little mad at God. (Doesn't He have the power to control these things?)
But then a verse kept running around in my head--To the faithful you show yourself faithful...Though my time alone at home expired I forced myself to the computer amid the rat race of the day. I did a few errands, picked the kids up from school and sat at the computer, started dinner and sat at the computer, took my son to an appointment, then sat at the computer, ate, cleaned up, did a little laundry and sat at the computer.
And though I know what I have isn't exactly what I had before, I think it works. I have something to show for the day. It hasn't been wasted. My eyes are tired. My head hurts and I'm ready for the day to be over, but my spirit is at peace and I know this worn out lady will sleep very well tonight. God showed Himself faithful and I am thankful.
He who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:24
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