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I accidentally left my phone at home today when I was going to work. I didn’t realise until I was almost all the way to work and it was too late to go home.
My first response was high panic. How would I survive the day without my phone?
I wouldn’t be able to text anyone. I wouldn’t be able to call people when I was away from my office. And, most of all, people wouldn’t be able to have instant communication with me. Would I survive the day?
These days I would rather leave my wallet at home than my phone. I use my phone a lot more and get more enjoyment from contacting people than purchasing things. I know it’s become a slight addiction and I have to really monitor myself when I’m around my son and family.
Already my eight month old is drawn to my phone. If it’s so important to his mummy then it must be interesting for him too.
I hope I can show him that God is even more important in my life. I hope he sees how much I call on God and rely on Him and he copies me in my faith, not just in my use of technology.
It’s easy to see how much I love my phone, but I need to show my son, and everyone I interact with, that I love God so much more.
Lord, it’s so easy to be distracted by the things that entertain us or make us feel good. Help me to serve You more diligently than anything else I do. Amen.
If people watched you would they know you love God more than your phone?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.