Last week, I posted on the topic of “CHANGE”. I’m following up this week, by touching on one of my own personal changes.
So let’s talk about the topic, “UNPLUGGING”. I have read many articles on this topic and about how those that have unplugged for many days, and I thought to myself, “How could one do this?” But as I have found with all change, first comes the want to make the change and then the step forward to put action to it. Last week I moved forward with my own “UNPLUG DAY” and it has been a breath of fresh air. As I write this post, I’m actually completing my second “UNPLUG DAY”. No withdrawals, no jitters and for sure no regrets.
Addiction is defined as “a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance”. Welcome to the tech world we live in; it’s truly become a substance that many can’t live without. So much so, that we made a young man the youngest millionaire in history because of this addiction. It’s addiction is evident to all and bullies have realized it and made it a weapon of choice. The need to know what others are doing, is a “have to know” around the clock.
I shared in my last post, about how I could be sitting in a restaurant and watch families with their face glued to their God; without even realizing that they are losing time with their family and friends. I actually saw this with a mom and daughter just a short time ago and the mom never really gave the little girl anything other than a warm body at the same table with her and a hot meal, because everything was being given to her smart phone which she never really put away. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the social sites and such BUT, when I stopped and looked at how much time I was giving to them and the many times a day I spent doing it, I knew I needed a change. So this is where the “UNPLUG DAY” all started for me.
This has became so strong on my heart, that I actually created a Facebook page =) I want to start a movement for as many as I can, to set aside at least one “UNPLUG DAY” each week. Here is the link to the page: https://www.facebook.com/day2unplug . Time is the one thing that once we spend it, we can’t get it back. We either grow in it and make precious memories or waste it and one day wish we had it back.
I will close this post here for now, BUT there is more to come!
I really hope this post helps you get a new view of how to live a Kingdom life. God has prepared a life just for you and it is AMAZING if you can simply get past the junk of this world.
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So until next time, eyes up & gear up for the best is right at hand!