Screen Time posted by John Sorensen on Apr 22, 2019
Why don’t you swipe left on your iPhone real quick? Do you see your screen time? Now, compare your screen time to your time in the Word today. That can be pretty convicting, can’t it? In this day and age, we are inundated with technology and social media. You can be scrolling through your news feed and next thing you know, you’re on your cousins’ best friends’ aunts’ labradoodles’ instagram page. Social media can derail our thoughts, attitudes and productivity.
Now, I know a lot of people have careers related to social media, or they really are using it for good, but for the most part, it takes us away from reality and real relationships. Social media idolizes self, taking focus away from our Creator and placing it on our online identity. We want to appear like we have it all – the fun, the stuff and whatever the next big thing is. We’re more concerned with our followers than the One we are supposed to be following! Senator Ben Sasse says, “When we’re constantly online, it means that the people who are literally, physically, in front of us—our spouse, our kids, our coworkers—are being sidelined in favor of people who are far away (some of whom we’ve probably never even met).”
So, here’s my challenge to you. Cut it off and get into the Word of God. Spend more time with the Lord and with real, face to face relationships than you do scrolling through social media and posing for the perfect photo. Witnessing to someone is a lot harder if you don’t actually engage in conversation with people in real life. Sure, you can post a Bible verse or give the Gospel online. But don’t let that be your only outlet to share the Gospel. So, put your phone or iPad down, close your laptop and open your Bible. Pray for an opportunity to share the Gospel this week with someone, face to face.
This is our focus this week at Evangelism Explosion through our social media channels and our daily broadcast. Visit ShareLife.Today for free Gospel tracts that will help you share your faith. May God richly bless you this week as you find your true identity in Christ alone.