Ever have something happen to you to the point where you have no idea what to do or the only question running through your mind is, “what happens now?”
That was me just a few days ago…
Just before my trip home for Christmas, my computer that is just over six years old almost crashed.
I was able to get it working again and planned on getting all my documents onto a flash drive, as soon as I got back from my trip. (Not the smartest idea, I now know)
I was intentional about enjoying a visit home with family for Christmas. I wasn’t going to let possibly losing my documents get in the way of enjoying time with family.
After calling up my uncle who works with computers for a living, it seemed like my documents were most likely lost forever. (Unfortunately, I hadn’t backed up my documents elsewhere before leaving for home)
Even now, I try to look at the situation positively. How?
Maybe God didn’t want what I had already written to be published. That’s the only positive note I have been able to come up with and continue to reflect on.
Christmas Eve, I headed out with my Mom to purchase a new laptop. Laptops are essential for writers. I was already envisioning Saturdays at Starbucks furiously typing away.
My new computer doesn’t resemble a portable dinosaur, not that looks mattered.
It still seems like there is no way to recover those documents.
I can’t do anything it, so why should I throw the ultimate pity party?
Coming to the close of 2017, I am looking toward 2018 with fresh eyes.
One of my resolutions will be to write more. I would love to call myself a writer someday, but I actually have to write more to make that happen.
So, what happens now?
I see my laptop being used to its limit in the coming months, as I try to write more than I ever have before.
I’m taking what seems like a defeat and turning into what could possibly be a great success.
By beginning again and coming up with new ideas and plans for the future.
I’m going to turn this setback into a comeback.
Is a setback currently staring you in the face?
Why not turn it into a comeback?
Live your life with hands wide open. Be expectant of what God can do. Don’t let this setback get the best of you.
Let’s make 2018 the year we turn our setbacks into comebacks!