When I sit down to desk, with empty black hole called computer at arms length, time can escape me. My fingers type, and I often get trapped. I’ve seen in several places the parallel between the internet being a “net” and the world wide web capturing us like a spider would his prey.
I can also be tempted to believe the lie; the lie that the online world is reality. Sure, there are so many wonderful benefits, I know. Wonderful new friendships, new connections, opportunities to buy and sell, and so forth. But the subtle temptation comes when we think online living is really living. It’s not.
Every person is different. We all struggle with different things. Some questions you can ask yourself to see if you might be spending too much time online:
1) Has the Lord been convicting me about spending too much time online?
2) Is my house a mess?
3) Are my children crying out for my attention?
4) Am I overwhelmed and stressed?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it might be time to take a step back and evaluate some things. Get your life in order. Set some boundaries. Maybe put a timer by your computer and when it goes off, step away. Make lists the night before about what you would like to accomplish the next day. Be realistic. Ask the Lord to be in it. Everything. Otherwise, your day will be fleeting and empty.
Here’s the view from my front lawn these days.
I think it is pretty great!
Remember, you and I will be most fulfilled living the life God has blessed us with (right in front of us). Love your husband. Enjoy your children. Live. By doing this, you will shine for Christ brighter than anything else you do in this life!
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