How Your Life is Like a Desktop

As I'm oh-so-[not]-patiently awaiting the arrival of my next book from BookSneeze, I figured I'd blog about something other than books. This is a sort of repost on something I posted on another blog of mine a few months ago. I've added a few new thoughts.


I was sitting in the middle of a sermon one Sunday, trying to stay awake during what I thought was a boring sermon. The sermon was about integrity and "spiritual garbage." While that sounds like a great thing to preach on, the pastor wasn’t making it very interesting. I did, however, catch one small comment he made that he probably didn’t think meant anything to anyone.
The pastor was talking about how one can throw things away on their computer desktop by dragging it to the recycle bin. What I got out of that statement was probably completely different than anyone else sitting in the pews got.
Life is like the desktop on your computer. Here’s how:
  • You can only fit so many icons on your desktop. The same is true with life. There are only so many things that you can cram into your life before your body, or your brain, say “That’s enough!”  Eventually, you have to throw some things out.
  • If you have too many icons on your desktop, it gets very cluttered and its difficult to find the things that really matter. In life, if you've got too many other things going on, it's difficult to find the things that really matter -- such as your faith.
  • You can get rid of the trash by sending it to the Recycle Bin, but it doesn’t have to permanently stay there. You can always restore the “trash” back into your life.
  • You have the opportunity to delete things forever from your Recycle Bin. Unless you’re a really high-tech person, you’re not going to be able to get anything back after you’ve deleted it permanently deleted it from your Recycle Bin. In life, you can get rid of habits and turn your life around. Even though God knows they happened, He'll still forgive you and allow you to delete them.
  • HOWEVER, the evidence of that trash is always on your hard drive. This is like the scars, both mental and physical, in your life. They will always be in your memory of what not to do.
So there you have it...your life is like a computer.

Posted by Jane | at 6/19/2010 01:00:00 AM

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