Sometimes things get so busy that you can go into autopilot mode.
Has that ever happened to you? You wake up each Monday to an unrelenting, crazy schedule full of meetings, planning, design and production. Running from one project to the next, you quickly try to devote as much time as possible to each problem before moving on to the next. Things break, you put a purchase order in for a replacement item and try to get it installed before the weekend. Life is busy, and good.
If your tech department is anything like that, it’s probably a pretty clear picture of how your week has gone. After all, we have a mandate, a great commission to go into the world and make disciples… and in this age we live in, that includes tech integration on many many levels.
As fast as you are running, and as zealous as you are to advance the Kingdom of God, at some point we should all take a step back, breathe, and ask ourselves honestly if we are being a good steward of what God has given us to do. No, I don’t mean if we are keeping our deadlines and fulfilling our obligations. What I mean is, are we are taking the time, people, and money that God has placed into our lives (work or home), and multiplying it for His glory?
A practical application might be taking stock of some aging tech items you want to replace, and seeing if there are ways to continue to make them work instead of immediately going out and buying new. Constantly buying new regardless of the current tech condition gives the impression that you are flippant with God’s money, and are not a wise steward. The same applies towards every area of your life… relationships, investments, etc. In every area of our lives, we need to be taking care of the resources that God has placed into our lives.
We all must, from time to time, make sure that we are handling God’s affairs wisely. We should never take his gifts or presence for granted, nor should we squander any opportunity, relationship or investment that he has given us. He has given each one of us talents and resources to use for His glory. So pray, seek God, and tell him you want to be a better investment for His Kingdom. For those who are good investments, God will give even more!