Ctrl + Z

as we were walking into the mall yesterday during our lunch hour, some of the girls and i were talking about the ways in which our online, computerized work life has infiltrated our daily lives. one friend mentioned how there are times when she is talking to someone face to face and they say something funny, and her reaction (in her head, of course) is 'LOL'. :-)

for me, probably my most used function is the undo command, control + Z. whatever bad, wrong, stupid thing i have done, all i need to do is hit these two magical keys, and all my bad disappears.

how i wish i had a control + Z function for my life.

for those words said in haste. those actions that i did not think all the way through before embarking on. days that i wasted worrying or being critical, or bitter...or simply chose not to be joyful.

i used to wonder why God didn't give us the opportunity to magically undo, erase our mistakes. but i think i understand now. when i'm working on a Photoshop file i have room to play with it, to try to come up with the best possible image, by doing the best combination of actions to that file. what matters is the outcome.

not so with our lives. God is not so concerned with our outcome as he is with the process, how we live out the moments of our lives. what we do with those words we should not have said. whether we choose bitterness or worry, or whether we choose joy and trust.

obviously, i am still greatly interested in exploring the control + z function for life. i am far too consistently clumsy a person to not wish to undo the salsa that i spilled on a white shirt with a wave of hands over a keyboard. but for the rest of life, i will continue to embrace the process, the journey, living mindfully that there are no erasable moments in life, and along the way, i will become more like Jesus.


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