Everywhere I go, I see the same thing. Technology is a double-edged sword.
On the one hand, it makes our life more comfortable. Everything from voice commands to GPS help getting us to our destinations.
On the other hand, we must get a handle on technology’s grasp on our lives. For humanity is falling under technology’s spell. It doesn’t take an Orson Wells to figure out the root problem.
I’ve never seen many families so connected to the tech on their phones, that they have almost entirely disconnected from living in the moment. This is the shameful side of technological progress.
As human beings we must not chip away at our humanity. For this is the one special thing we have above all other creatures. This connection is not only in the natural world but in the spiritual world too.
Some of you may be saying that all creatures in this world are connected spiritually too. That humans aren’t the only ones to have this spiritual connection. It may come as a surprise to you, I believe that animals also have a spiritual connection. This connection is between Creator and His creatures. But this is for another post.
Back to the spiritual connection.If I may be so bold as to say that the way one handles his people connections here on earth, is the way that same person handles his or her connection to God.
I know that there may be some people squirming in their seats right about now. But think this through and give it a chance to resonate with your please. I know I had to evaluate where I wanted technology’s impact in my life, without becoming a slave to it.
I don’t know who is selling the above, but I loved the genius way they are making money and helping families reconnect without technology!
- We have to ask ourselves:
- What exactly do I have this device for & can I get rid of it?
- Will it get to the point that I am craving using this device more than I want to?
- Does this device help or hinder my relationships when I am having family or friends time?
- Does this device need to be with me all the time?
- Or can I leave this device at home or in a designated spot while I reconnect with the most important people in my life?
If you have answered the above questions and you are not sure if you can get rid of your devices, maybe it’s time that you fast away from them and just enjoy every minute of life moments. I know I have, and it’s made me a better husband, dad, poppa and friend to those I interact with in person.
I ask that you give this fasting from your device a chance. It will be hard but I promise it will be well worth it…