For the last two years, the main computer in our house was an Acer Aspire One Netbook. It served a good purpose and is still alive and doing well. We did not have a desktop or a full laptop. Eventually my wife gifted me a first generation iPad which I still use on a daily basis. We had 1999 model cell phones (okay maybe not that old but definitely dated), which we used through BoostMobile. Last year we stepped into the 21st century and ordered some iPhones via AT&T. We began to build our music collection via iTunes and our netbook began to get slower…and slower…and slower.
As the Acer began its decline I became frustrated with the device while blogging, preparing sermons, and finishing up my homework assignments. My wife and I began the talks about getting a new computer. We began asking ourselves Is It Time For An Upgrade? The general consensus was an overwhelming yes.
Here are some questions that we asked ourselves:
- How much memory do we need?
- What brand do we want to buy?
- Laptop or Desktop?
- How much are we willing to spend?
This process was long as we did not want to make a bad decision. I was still thinking about the process until a few days ago my wife ordered our top pick for my birthday. We ended up choosing a MacBook Pro. It made the most sense to us. We Upgraded.
This process taught me a spiritual principle. There comes a time when we have to evaluate our spiritual life and as ourselves: Is It Time For An Upgrade?
Here are some questions we can ask ourselves to determine if we need an upgrade:
- Am I feeling disconnected from God?
- Have I stopped practicing spiritual disciplines?
- Is my attitude towards God and His Kingdom changing?
What are your thoughts? Do you need an upgrade? What other areas do you think need to be upgraded?