I’ve known for some time now that I spend way too much time on my phone. I knew that I was wasting a lot of the time that God has given me on frivolous things. Things that had NO eternal value. In fact, most of these things caused more harm than good.
I began living vicariously through the people on my phone screen. This left me feeling like my life wasn’t good enough. I felt that I wasn’t doing enough or making enough of an impact on the world. I was watching people that had several friends and they worked with these friends on various projects. I began to feel alone; like I was missing out on this great life doing what I had chosen to do–what God has called me to do.
Then the other day in a desperate attempt to feel like I had actually accomplished something I began going through some computer files. Most of these files I decided to combine into folders and move them–all while being on my phone. I was paying more attention to my phone than the computer screen. I clicked the wrong button and actually deleted/replaced a file that I needed!
This file wasn’t something that was life or death but still important. I didn’t even realize what I had done for a couple of days. Once I became aware of the mistake I began wondering what I could do to replace or recreate the file. We came to the conclusion that I have most of the information that I need to recreate the file with a little work.
The thing is that if I had been paying attention to what I was doing and NOT what was on my phone screen I probably wouldn’t have erased the file. There is a time and a place for spending time on our phones. But we shouldn’t be spending hours and hours living through other people.
God made each of us different; giving us different talents to grow His Kingdom. It’s not our job to determine if we are worthy of those talents. Just because God gave you something you deem small doesn’t mean you should ignore it and wish for something better. Instead, we should work at what we have been given with all of our hearts knowing that we need to be faithful in the little that we have been given.
“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.”
until next time,