I.T. for short. It could be thought of as the accumulation of information. Information used to design, build, rearrange, communicate, improve, and destroy. Information used to automate and elevate one’s standard. The attraction to IT is that when you couple mass amounts of information with the steadily increasing speed at which it can be processed, you can reduce the amount of time and effort that it takes to accomplish something. In most cases, you can even remove physical distance barriers where “here” looses relevance. It even gives the appearance of risk removal. Many attempt to assign these attributes a good or bad value. It is probably more correct to assign them beneficial or harmful values as they merely increase the capability of the one directing.
So, how does this effect the Christian? For a world that breaks down every conceivable item into processes, studies, data, plans, programs, schedules, and how too’s; how do you keep from being concerned with the construction of your castle when it’s not the construction that matters, but the rock or sand that it is constructed on? The manager in us feeds off of more information. The one who learns aspects of surrender see faith, hope, and love more clearly. It is not forecasting or predicting how all this will end. The ultimate end is already written and widely available for anyone’s viewing. What ought to wow us ought not be how well something can be managed, but how in the middle of surrender Jesus shows himself so clearly. This is not a call to cease and desist work, but a reminder of who’s work we are to be about. It is a job within a job that gives the first job it’s meaning, it’s joy, and it’s bear-ability.
As you map out what is technical and detailed about building, repairing, troubleshooting, and upgrading your systems, remember that He has already made all things.
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:3 KJV)