The Distraction of Devices

Electronic Devices are spellbinding some days. There is work to be done using them. Like typing a blog. But there is also a lot of mind numbing activities as well. I think on the days I’m not exactly excited about my life I spend more time scrolling through social media. The day I wrote this I was having a hard time transitioning from a passive activity to an active activity. Read what my heart was saying to God. Have you ever felt this way?

Lord, I don’t know what to do.  There are things I should get done today but I don’t even want to start. I could not do them but then the dishes will be piled even that much higher and we won’t have the clothes we need. These devices are just so darn addicting. I look and look. I don’t even know what I’m looking for but it’s hard to stop.  Meanwhile my house work isn’t getting done because I’m not in the mood.  Oh, what a poor housewife I am.

God’s word to us: You are not a poor housewife just a very distracted one. Maybe starting the day with your device isn’t the best thing for you.  What do you say? Wait until noon to check social media and word press updates then you’ll get to the first things first like it should be.

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

It’s been a couple weeks since I wrote this prayer. The days I followed God’s advice, I do much better.  I think what we do first in the day sets the tone for the day. I do pray first but since I’m on my device for the Bible then I just roll into looking at emails, Facebook, Instagram and WordPress.  Then somehow I get lost. I get into a passive mode.

My Heart’s Cry is if you are struggling like I’ve been with getting your normal work done because of your device. Then wait til later in the day after you’ve accomplished something active. Do the important things first. And when you get sucked in, like we all do, then remember “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”

I’d love to hear your comments on how you’re managing your device time. Or comment if you’ve struggled like I have.

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Blessings -Kim



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