I listened to a fantastic blog post from Desiring God Ministries yesterday (link below). In this short seven minute post, Bruce Hindmarsh shares a lot of incites, reminders and importances of why unplugging, shutting down, and disconnecting is important and healthy for a productive spiritual life, family life and important to relationships in general.
In my personal life, several weeks ago, I started a form of discipline from the influences of social media. I decided that I was allowing ridiculous fB posts, Instagram pics, and tweets to distract me from REAL LIFE (this is another post that I'm working on). I have resolved to not look at any form of social media before noon, which usually even delays this medias influence in my life even longer into the day...sometimes into all day. This personal resolution has been going quite well. When my fingers make those automatic key swipes, I've noticed that I check the time and shut them down if they are not within my parameters.
Be honest with yourself and reflect on the time that you too have been guilty of throwing to the gnomes of social media, never to be reclaimed. When talking with a youth pastor friend about this subject weeks ago, he showed me the file on his iPhone where he stores all his social media app tabs, it's titled "Time Wasters". I too considered renaming my 'social media' folder to 'time wasters' however that's the one thing I want to stay away from...wasting the one of the greatest blessings that God grants, TIME. I have chosen to become much more controlling in my distribution of the 1,440 minutes that I have each day.
iPhone Fasting Podcast
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