Unplugged. How many of us even know that word besides to unplug
our laptops/ ipods/phones/cameras from the charger and continue
to travel with them elsewhere. Today is ending on day 2 of no social
media and no television and I have to say it has been freeing and
difficult at the same time. You see our generation expresses themselves
through technology. In fact you could even say that our generation lives
through technology. So how does that effect our Faith? Well, it does more
then most people realize. Paul urges us not to conform any longer
to the patterns of this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Then, he tells us, we will be able to understand God’s good, pleasing, and perfect will.
Romans 12:2.I think sometimes social media and other electronics, while they can
be used as tools( I am blogging from a computer after all) should be used in moderation
in order to fully be in tune with the Holy Spirit and understand God’s plan for your life.
I’m not saying that you should quit your
Facebook or Twitter account, because those can be used as a TOOL to build
relationships in real life. I’m saying that once that tool becomes an electronic play thing,
it is time to stop, step back, and examine how your time is being spent.
After this challenge I plan to reevaluate the time I spend on these social
media sites and come up with a time limit. I have a feeling that when
I do this God will find a better use of for my time.