Everywhere you go you see someone on their phones. There is distraction everywhere, and sometimes it can be deceiving for a Christian. That's not to say that people aren't doing good things on their phones/social media, because I've seen tons of good come out of even a single message. But I think that a huge percentage of this world has become more selfish, less caring for others, and they truly never look up from their phones to the person sitting right beside of them. Talking in person has become extinct in many ways.
You can ask my best friend, Bethany. Texting doesn't cut it for us, and both of us forget to reply to each other half the time. So, if we want to talk, we just plan a time to get together. Being in your friend's presence instead of hiding behind your phone is so much more enjoyable. This was communicating years ago, and I think the day and age that we live in can be so distracting and busy. We forget to care for others, we forget to put our phones away, because it's something that we've literally been born into.
I've realized this a lot while being on my summer break. And I've kind of strayed from my phone in many ways, because if you're not careful, you can find yourself comparing your image with someone else's, or you can literally just be scrolling for hours, wasting a perfect day that God has given you.
I encourage you today to put your phone in your desk and soak in YOUR life. Grab a book you've been wanting to read. Grab your Bible and sit by the lake. Go to a friend's doorstep and personally ask for a day to get together. Take your sister or brother out for ice cream. Soak in the right now, because one day you will regret not doing more things and being more active in more than just the social media world.
Unplugging is so important for your spiritual life, physical, and mental. There is nothing wrong with turning your phone off and stepping outside to soak in God's goodness. No one will shame you for it. ;) Take care of you.
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