All of us have days when we are discouraged. Sometimes it's caused by something really important; at other times it's because of something small and insignificant. In reality, sometimes the smallest of things, when they go awry, cause more consternation than they legitimately should.
Yesterday was just one of those days for me. The issue really wasn't very important, but it played on my mind and I turned a mole hill into a mountain. To say that it became at that moment a real "bummer" is an understatement. Today, after some moments with God it is just no longer a big deal and I will move on. Actually, I will just laugh about it. And what was it, you might ask?
Well, those of you who follow these posts and also listen to my Blog Talk Radio shows know I enjoy writing and talking about things I love. I've been writing for years and this website and blog is now going into it's fifth year. My internet audio experience is much more recent, only starting just over a year ago as an additional hobby. It was growing reasonably well and I even upgraded my capability to record with a dedicated line and revised scheduling that worked around Florida's unpredictable weather for clear transmission purposes.
But something began happening about two months ago that started to cause my consternation. Shows were being cut off more often than should by line drops, my efforts to put the standard pictures up to run with the audio frequently started to have issues and even the automated response from my home location to the studio prompts became sometimes exceedingly slow. The final straw that broke the camel's back was when the audio started cracking and popping and the sound level was far reduced.
I ran a show yesterday and it was worse than ever so I have reluctantly decided to suspend the programming for a period to see if something better can't be arranged or maybe just go back to writing and writing only. It's really not a big deal but I admit that I made it into one. And it just goes to show that regardless of how big or small your problem might be, if you turn it over to God, He will show you the way. He always does for me; I'm just sorry that sometimes I don't go to Him immediately instead of allowing the agitation to grow, but then again, maybe it's just His way to teach me the error of my ways.
And when I think further about it, I know that I have a pretty good flair for putting my thoughts on paper in a way that some really like while, frankly, I really don't have a broadcast voice. Maybe that's His message. So I'll keep on writing while thinking further about the audio thing. Either way, life is truly blessed, we just can't waste our time on the small stuff.
God bless you all.