I read an article yesterday that claimed the iPhone 5 would release in March. The possibility of a newer iPhone releasing only five months after the 4S makes my head spin and my mouth water.
Ever since I first used Siri on a friend’s iPhone 4S, I have been formulating plans on how to acquire one of my own. Like the A-Team’s Hannibal Smith, I have been thinking, conniving and hoping that a plan would soon come together.
I’ve thought about dropping my iPhone 4 from our balcony.
I’ve thought about swapping my phone with a friend’s 4S.
I’ve thought about asking everyone I know to go in together and get me one Christmas present this year.
Now, though, with the possibility that the iPhone 5 is just three months away, all that planning and scheming is moot. I’ll have to throw out all of my old plans and start formulating new ones.
And all of this thought and energy for a phone, to keep up with the latest and greatest technology available.
Solomon once wrote that all things under the sun are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. I think Solomon was a prophet. He knew how meaningless it would be to try and keep up with the latest and greatest technology.
Apple releases an updated product line every 18 months.
Intel develops a new processor every year.
Activision drops a new Call of Duty game every November.
Trying to keep up with all of the technology that surrounds us is meaningless, it’s a chasing after the wind. Had I already bought an iPhone 4S, those hundreds of dollars would feel wasted with the release of the iPhone 5. I would have felt like I’d finally caught the wind only to see it slip through my fingers once again.
Real contentment will come when we stop chasing after the wind, when we stop trying to have the latest and greatest. When we stop looking at everything we don’t have and begin appreciating everything we do have, we’ll start to see the blessings we often miss.
The blessings we have may not schedule our appointments or compose our text messages, but they do come from God and we can find contentment in them.
What technology do you chase after?