I was up half the night trying to reverse the damage I inflicted, but thus far my efforts have been in vain.
The old war horse was showing some age, so I decided to upgrade it to the newest version of the Mac operating system so I could extend its life and take advantage of some new features.
The problem was that it had been designated as too old to do so by Apple.
No problem ,said the hackers, we can do it anyway.
Just follow these semi easy steps and it’ll be like new.
I followed the steps and it’s now unusable.
It’s dead and I killed it because I wanted it to be something that it’s not.
It was functional and able before, it’s neither now…all because I tried to make it something it isn’t made to be.
The more I thought about my foolishness, the more I believe this is more than a cautionary tale about hacking your computer.
Some of you are being tinkered with and being pressed into being someone you weren’t created to be.
The hackers in your life are the culture, your peers, or maybe someone closer.
Some of you are angry all the time.
Some of you are stressed all the time.
Some of you are in fear all the time.
Some of you are being abused by someone who is trying to break you.
The world, the flesh, and the devil, are conspiring to hack us all into being someone other than we were created to be.
You’re showing the signs of a break down…
Before you become unable to function at all, it’s time to tell the hackers to step back.
You were created to walk through this world with the joy of the Lord and the peace of his Spirit.
You were created to know His love, trust His provision, and rejoice in His goodness.
That’s who you were created to be and how you were made to operate safely and well.
Some of you need to wrest your self from the hands of the hackers and let the Creator restore you to default settings.
You need to do so before the damage is great and the cost excessive.
I’ll meet you there when I get this computer fixed…if I can fix it at all.
Make your own application…