During the day I work as a civil designer, and 90% of my time is focused in AutoCad (a computer aided design program). In autocad there’s a setting “filedia” that I need to set to “0”, otherwise if I type “open” a dialog box to browse for the drawing doesn’t pop up. Instead the program expects me to type the entire path of the file I want to open and press enter. Kind of like going back to dos. This has happened to me several times throughout the past.

So today I was working in cad and i went to attach a pdf using the command pdfattach. Like the open command, a dialog box was supposed to pop up so I could browse and find the pdf to attach. But it didn’t. Instead it wanted me to type in the path. It never happened to me this way. I was stuck because I knew the solution but I could not remember the command “filedia”.

So after failing to remember the command, what i did was escaped the pdfattach command, and typed open to open a drawing and with that, as expected, I was prompted to enter the entire path. Then instantly i remembered the command “filedia”.

You see, a memory has been burned with that process which helped me connect the solution to this new problem. Crazy how my brain works.

Life is full of new challenges and fresh encounters with unforeseen problems. And sometimes we get stuck. Another great reason we should always be in the Word. Holy Spirit will often connect an issue with my life with a parable or scripture. The solution can be found in God’s Word. God has the solution, is the solution, and he knows your next step. However in the midst of it all probably the best place to start, when it comes to encountering a problem, is to burn this process into your mind. Escape > Open,

Escape to a solitary place, and open up in prayer.

You may be thinking, “I cannot just get up and go be by myself all the time.” Do what you need to do, in the verse below it says Jesus first sent the crowd away. Then he went up to the mountain to pray. On another occasion it says he “slipped away”. I love that. If Jesus often went alone to pray, we probably need to be making a point to do the same…whether dealing with a problem or not…

Luke 5:15
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Matthew 14:23
After He had sent them away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone,

Mark 1:35
Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up and slipped out to a solitary place to pray.

Luke 6:12
In those days, Jesus went out to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.

About Cole

Completely forgiven and saved by grace. God is good! I use this blog to serve as a platform to share my faith and walk with Jesus. I do not have it all figured out, but I do know this, Jesus is Lord! Please feel free to comment. I'd love to hear your thoughts.