We’re plugged into so many outlets to connect with everyone and everything around us, but at the same time there’s a disconnect in connecting to our spiritual power source.
I’m not going to bash social media and social networking. It’s great to see the latest updates and ongoing with others, but it’s more important to build a relationship with God. It’s important to have a vital relationship with your loved ones and dear friends beyond the”Like”of a post.
I know I struggled with checking my cell phone every few minutes for updates, binge watching for hours my favorite shows on my tablet, and even in the most intimate moments locked to screen swiping it strolling through the Internet.
There was no comparison between my hours praying and studying the word to my hours upon hours being plugged in connected with all the various outlets to post and see status updates. I would binge watch my latest interest at the time to my favorite YouTube channel for long spells. There were many precious moments with my husband and my beautiful children that the pictures didn’t need to be taken, the status didn’t need to be updated, and the moment would’ve best been remembered imprinted on our hearts and minds.
I’m not saying that I’m totally cutting out social media. There are a few things that I really enjoy about it. I also like to connect to others through my personal ministry of sharing inspiration and encouraging words via my page. However, you’ll never gain as much knowledge and wisdom from any meme or post than to studying the bible for yourself. There is a big difference in connecting with someone through a genuine friendship rather saying you’re Facebook friends!
It’s all about having a healthy balance of it all and doing things as the elders would say ” Do things in decency and in order”. We have to give our best to those who matter the most. They deserve not a fraction of our time in haste or for us to think we’re doing something by commenting on a post. Give them 100 percent of your time. We can train our children to take breaks from their various devices and outlets. Individually and collectively let’s connect more with one another. Let’s connect with building a more personal relationship with Christ being the centerpiece of our lives. Hey , sometimes you have to unplug to reconnect.