The word is “obsolete”. At the speed we are going, I feel like we will soon crash and burn but God forbid!
Well, I was privileged to travel to the largest city in Africa – Lagos – over the weekend for an interview and the word that was on my mind all through the journey was “obsolete”. The company I visited had lots of software including Autocad 2018. Question: Why do we have a 2018 version of a software when we haven’t physically entered into 2018? I know other companies are also guilty of this but I will refrain from mentioning any names.
The challenging part in all this lies with developing countries who, to begin with, do not have any technology and are always chasing after these guys to keep up, playing catch up. I would have thought the solution was to stop playing catch up and look inwards and see how we could effectively upgrade and produce our own technologies. But with the internet and all the talk on globalization, a standard has been set and one that isn’t favourable to developing countries.
Am I being obsolete for even thinking this way? Am afraid so. So what is the way out?
Anyway, as an engineer, I was just thinking out loud.
As a Christian, on the other hand, the fastest way to become obsolete is to stay away from your bible and the gathering of the brethren long enough. You will not only forget who you are but all that has been freely given to you.
James 1:22-25, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing”.
This week, keep yourself updated in the world and also in the Word and have a pleasant week.