this is actually about my cell phone totally dying and me losing everything on it.
your cell phone can hold a lot more than just contacts and photos. I had that phone for a few years and I should have seen its demise coming…
the only thing I really miss is the photos (*lame excuse as to why there has not been a follow up to the post about the jeep project)(haha)
When my phone ‘bricked’ (nouns becoming verbs: working, functioning rectangular device becomes an unresponsive lump. i.e: Brick) -anyways, when it was a goner, I was shocked and saddened and immediately went through the 5 stages of grief.
But some of the stuff that was lost was stuff that was only weighing me down with sadness- texts and notes and recordings- none of which were doing me any good- and now, they were completely gone….
many of us, carry around bad memories and experiences and it ends up as baggage- and although it happens all the time, it can be very difficult to get rid of.
the ‘baggage’ can become what we identify ourselves by- “you don’t know what I’ve been through…” whether we are victims, survivors or ruthless conquerors, these things affect our opinions and can skew and hinder the way we see ourselves and others.
And- It is really hard to give that stuff up. Positive thinking is not enough. You need to dump that stuff on the only one who can deal with it properly- and that is Jesus. (see John 6:37 & PS 55:22 & 1Peter 5:7 ) And please understand it IS the best thing but it is NOT easy. (but what truly beneficial thing is easy?)
OR- maybe, somehow, something will happen and you will lose your luggage-
either way- you probably did not really need those things anyway- (there is a lot of things you can’t take with you…)
take care dear reader, and know that you are loved. (thanks for reading)