So I've been reading a few blogs lately that have been talking about the problems of technology and how we as a society are abusing it. When I look around places in public I tend to see the same thing all of the time.. people lost in their cell phones and not looking at what is around them.
The world is beautiful. It's filled with awesome wonder and I truly believe our cell phones, laptops, and whatever else we have is taking us away from all of the incredible creation.
Put the phone down for a day.
If you can't do it for a day, then put it down for a few hours and just observe. Talk to people. Try talking to them in person if possible. Look at what's around you.
This world is filled with amazing things.
Take a look at Genesis 1: 27-31.
God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number;
fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the
birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the
said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole
earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours
for food. And to all the
beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures
that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in
it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
God created a beautiful world. A world filled with incredible people, plants, animals, architecture, oceans, etc...
Take the time to enjoy life. Enjoy the quiet moments. Observe your neighborhood.
I recently read this post from one of my favorite writers Jon Acuff, creator of the blog Stuff Christians Like which said...
"If you fill every minute of your life, eventually you’ll get empty.
Instead of getting one amazing thing done, you’ll get 12 things done poorly.
You’ll spread yourself so thin that you’ll eventually break down.
Physically, emotionally, spiritually or mentally.
Pick your poison, one
area is going to collapse if you obsessively fill your life with noise
and stress and getting “more” done.
Don’t wait for that happen.
Protect the quiet spaces in your day.
Fight for them. They’re elusive. Technology will chip away at them if you let it.
And your email and text messages can wait for 30 minutes while you jog. Or paint or think or walk.
Relax. Enjoy life. Take time to embrace the world. It was made to be admired.