I would have never used those words to describe myself and maybe they don’t apply in this situation. Maybe a better choice is technologically unafraid.
I remember being terrified I would ruin something irreparable if I made a mistake on the computer when I first learned to use it. But that is definitely not the case anymore. I will try most anything to get something to work when I am using technology. But I can see that is not true of everyone even though they are considerably younger than I am.
Today was a good example of that. Someone called from the church because they couldn’t get the sound to work on the downstairs system. I tried to describe what to do and I can see that my descriptions need to be improved, but they still had no sound.
I ran over to the church and turned the right knobs and voila, sound. I saw that I described the row of knobs incorrectly, but the thing that got me was that they did not try any other knobs to see if they worked. I would have turned everyone. That is what I mean by technologically unafraid.
It is interesting to me how different we are in our approach to technology. I still admit to being a little hesitant at times at school, but even there I am getting bolder all the time and I am willing to try things to get the result I want.
My husband used to remind me that I wouldn’t break anything and ask what was the worst thing that could happen. When I tearfully said I could ruin it, he laughed and said, “So?” We could replace it. I knew that was true, but I hated to think of the expense. He just continued to laugh and encouraged me to try. Maybe that is why I am unafraid today.
God’s word encourages us to be unafraid, to be courageous, to have a spirit of power, love and self-control. I believe those are words we should heed. It certainly makes life freer and gives us less timidity. And those are characteristics I want.
Father, help me conquer any fear that remains in me. Help me to totally trust in you. Amen.
Joshua 1:9; Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Timothy 1:7