I bet if you are reading this blog, you enjoy your computer! Aren't they just amazing machines? I mean whatever did we do without the internet? We can find out anything we want or need to know about any subject. We can stay connected with friends far and near. But, I've been wondering, is there such a thing as being "too connected." Technology today is magical and fantastic. There's email, texting and phoning, all usually in the palm of our hand. I read an article on this matter the other day and the author stated that, "technology blocks our ability to live the good life by gulping up available time that could, and often should, be spent on other more productive activities..and by putting up a barrier that gets in the way of relationships and experiences that could otherwise be more enriching." Ugh! that caused me to stop and think.
In my wondering, I couldn't help but think about the Lord and how much better off we would all be if we were as "connected" to HIM as we are our phones and computers. WOW!! can you even imagine? And, again, don't get me wrong, I do not think that HE minds our having these items, but I do believe it is HIS desire that we keep them in balance. I'm reminded of the scripture about "in all things moderation."
I have definitely been asking myself if "my technological gadgets are in charge of me, or I am in charge of them." I'm afraid that I would have to admit that more times than I care to admit, they have been "in charge of me."
I would not want to go back to the days before all these wonderful inventions. There are so many "pluses" to them, but I do believe that if we allow them to constantly interrupt our lives, problems are likely to arise.
May we strive to find HIS perfect balance in all areas of our lives.