That’s for Them to Do…

In many ways, the internet is my lifeline to people all over the world. Not only privately, but also in my professional life. I am constantly amazed that I can be sitting in my office in Indiana, PA having a telephone life coaching session with someone in Australia… So when my website was down for a whole month, it took some turning to the Lord to remain at peace.

I know I’m not stupid, but when it comes to webhosting and Cpanels and words like those,it’s almost as though the people around me are talking in another language and I can’t make heads or tails out of it. I try, I really try… but I don’t do too well. My total lack of understanding with technology flabbergasts me.

That’s why I have no problem hiring a professional, you know, someone who knows what they are talking about in that realm. For them, it’s simple; or at least, it’s not Chinese. Now if you ask me about physical exercises, essential oils and life coaching, or even French words, I will more than likely give you an intelligent answer. But technology? No, thank you. That’s for “them” to do, whoever “they” are. And that’s cool.

It works well that way.

We only get in trouble when everything that’s uncomfortable becomes something for “them” to do, you know, like taking out the garbage, or making the bed, or putting the grocery cart away, or seeing the invisible children, or feeding the hungry, or reaching out to those who are harder to love. When we turn our backs on our responsibility as human beings.

There are some tasks in life that are for all of us to do. And these tasks, they aren’t task, really, They are what makes us human beings. And for those, we will forever be the “them.”

The buck stops here.


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  1. “The buck stops here.” Oh yes it does. May we all recognize where it’s okay to be out of our realm of ability and responsibility…and where we need to suck it up and plow on through! Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday, Barb!


  2. Hi Barbara,

    I found your post through Emily’s Imperfect Prose, and did it ever resonate! My post is about exactly that – how God led me to help in a situation I would have liked to steer clear of and love someone difficult. You are so right – just because some things are hard doesn’t mean we can’t do them.

    Beautiful picture on the rocks, by the way. It reminds me of a place in Maine I visited in the summer. I love being by the water!


  3. “The buck stops here.” Oh yes it does! I couldn’t help but to smile over what you shared about technology. I’m clueless with this stuff and I write that as my personal computer just keeps shutting down on me and I have no reason why. Time to call someone who can figure it out for me. But such a great reminder that there are some tasks in life that are up to us to do.
    Thanks for sharing with Three Word Wednesday.


  4. Well, I certainly get you about technology! It’s a real wonder that I’m here online today. My screen went dark and stayed that way, and I figured this was “for them to do”—the computer repair people. But I read the book part about troubleshooting (written for dummies), fooled around trying to do what it said, and thought I’d failed, but somehow, the stupid thing seemed to get “healed” enough that I could do a little more “trouble shooting for dummies”—and voila! I couldn’t believe it! You never know. (And I don’t know if it’ll stay fixed, either.) But the odd thing was how little it bothered me.

    Anyway, the important thing I wanted to comment on was “There are some tasks in life that are for all of us to do… for those, we will forever be the “them.” This is the crucial truth that I think God has been trying to get me to see. Sometimes I need the technology to go down to see it!


  5. It was really good for me when I finally admitted that I didn’t HAVE to be good at everything – most especially technical things! 🙂 God has gifted my husband and children w/ such and I don’t even have to try to change the clocks anymore!!! More time for the things I am supposed to do. Thank you for sharing. Gentle Joy


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