Thursday, March 8, 2012

Making The Switch!

YOWSA! I made the switch!

No, I’m not talking about the switch from ground beef to turkey (we did that a while ago)…nor am I talking about my brand of deodorant or

But, I bought a Mac. 

I can almost hear your mix of yays and nays in my head right now.  

I can’t help but crack a smile and I hate to admit there is a side of me that wants to just proclaim this good news.  I can’t deny it, I am EXCITED.

Just last night I had to do something on our PC at home and I went for the left hand side to close the window.  My husband proclaimed, “You are Macenized!”

My current work station.
I decided to make the switch, honestly, with the cost being pretty comparable and I frankly was getting tired of battling viruses with my system.

This past year, I have been writing, for my own enjoyment and calling on this Princess Path and also for the Girlfriendit Ministry and in addition to this writing for FUN, I began getting paid to work from home, writing and doing various other tasks for a marketing company.  Posting pictures, videos and visiting various sites daily…the virus-proof—efficient Mac was calling my name.

It’s interesting the responses that I have gotten since making the switch:

“Yay! Alright…you will love it!”
“Huh?  Why did you do that?”
~No words…just really don’t seem to care either way.

Interesting that making this switch reminds me of making the ‘spiritual switch,’ nearly 20 years ago…then too, I had people saying similarly:

“Yay! Alright…you will love it!”
“Huh?  Why did you do that?”
~No words…just really don’t seem to care.

And as I have ventured down into Mac world, figuring my way around, I have come to just esteem the Apple Store’s “Genius Bar.”  I’ve only been there once so far, but am planning another visit soon to get my questions answered. 

The “Genius Bar,” is interesting and humbling though, I recognize something inside of me being a bit intimidated.  I am one who likes to figure things out on my own, and questions—well I fear looking dumb when I ask questions sometimes. 

I have to say, I think I am going through a growth spurt and the genius who helped me—encouraged me with her own personality being welcome and inviting my questions.  I remember being nervous taking the plunge to switch both to my Mac and also with my faith and I'm thankful for the humble geniuses along the way on my journey.

Almost 20 years ago, I made the switch from walking alone to realizing that I don’t have it all together, I am imperfect and make mistakes and I need a Savior to rescue me and teach me and guide me through this life and SAVE me from my ultimate death in hell.  Hallelujah!  There were people around me that loved me and invited my questions.  I embraced this switch to lean on Christ, much like I am embracing this switch to my Mac.

Sometimes you just need to let go of what is entrenched and comfortable in our ways; and take a leap into a newfound faith—change is good sometimes. 

Have you made the switch recently?  Either towards God and accepting Christ as your Savior or to the Mac—? 
I know it’s weird to compare the two—but is it really? 
Just thinking…and writing….
What do you think?   What helped you make the switch?  Are you stirred to walk differently along someone else, remembering the scene of your own switch?

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