Convenience: Easy Ain't Always Worth It

Sometimes we get more comfortable with certain things than we realize. Whether it is because we enjoy it or feel we "need" it we become accustomed to its presence.

For example, on Tuesday night YouTube experienced an outage that prevented people all over the world from using YouTube's sites. When this happened, the entire world took notice. Comments were made on Twitter expressing their discomfort with the fact that they could not watch videos on YouTube. I myself was in my feelings because I couldn't watch my favorite vids.

This got me to thinking, if we have this big of a reaction because we can't watch a videos on our electronic devices how do we react when more important things that we've grown comfortable with go away?

Can we handle it if we are forced to move into a smaller home? How about when a close friend or family member passes away? What do you do when convenience disappears?

This is when the true strength of your relationship with Christ shows itself because when things change like that He is the one you have trust. He knows the end & can assure you that things will work out in the end.

Also, you don't want to unknowingly make those items or benefits your god by placing more value on them then the God who made them. Your faith should not lie in the created. It should lie in the creator.

Plus, they can lead you away from bigger blessings He has given you like your family & your friends. One trend I noticed during the YouTube outage was individuals stating that they were going to have to spend time & pay attention to their families because they couldn't watch videos. Even though they meant it as a joke, there was some truth to it.

We have to keep our priorities and our faith in order. That means we must trust the Savior with our lives & put His logic before our own. If that means putting things like videos aside every now and then, so be it.

As Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬ ‭says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.” We have to realize that convenience is a benefit, not a necessity. Our necessity is Christ and he is there always, and he always knows best even if it doesn't feel best.

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