For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
I'm not a tech-savvy person. Sure, I learned some computer skills when I was still teaching, enough to be competent and confident when surfing the web or creating a power-point lesson. But, if I didn't live in a household of techno-geeks, a.k.a, husband, Danny, and stepson, Giovanni, I'd be a complete disaster on the computer. I can't begin to tell you how many times they've come to my rescue.
The same can be said for me when it comes to cell phones. For three and a half years, I am perfectly content with my cute, practical Samsung which allows me to make calls and send texts.
Really and truly, this is about all I'm interested in using a phone for. I could care less that everyone around me has a "smart" phone; I like my "dumb" one just fine, thank you very much!
Until a couple of months ago, Danny had the same Samsung as I have. But, because he works at home two days a week, he was getting frustrated by all the signal drops on the older model phone. Plus, he really needs the gadgets and gizmos the Smart phone offers to stay on top of business.
Danny loves his Smart phone from the moment he purchases it. "We have to get you one, Martha. It's fantastic!"
"Maybe, someday down the road," I say skeptically. "I'm comfortable with my old phone for now."
Then, two weeks ago, opportunity strikes. Our phone provider is offering a huge reduction to the cost of our family plan if one person buys a Smart phone. You guessed it! Ready or not, I find myself in possession of a hot pink one!
The trouble is, Danny purchases it when I'm at the height of my struggle with this most recent illness. Although I'm excited to have the phone, I worry that I show more anxiety about using it than I should. I fear I'm not smart enough to use a Smart phone.
"Don't worry about all the features right now," Danny assures me. "Let me show you the basics: calling; answering; texting, and how to put your contact list into the memory."
Good! Because, as fuzzy as my head feels at the time, the basics are about all I can handle.
Although I'm still at the beginner's stage with my new phone, I'm looking forward to learning more from both Danny and Giovanni. With a bit more knowledge and wisdom gained from practice and experience, I'm sure I'll feel just as comfortable as I did with my faithful Samsung.
And, that's saying a lot!
Are you a tech-savvy person? Are you smarter than a Smart phone?
Prayer: Create in us, Father, the desire to continue to learn new things as we live out each new day. Fill our hearts with Your wisdom and discernment. Let the knowledge we gain bring glory to You and pleasure to our souls. Amen.