There is a Time
There is a time for everything… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance… Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4
Then…there is a time to put down our cell phones, laptops, ipads, ipods. To disconnect and be there completely for our spouses (and children). I catch myself with my eyes fixated on my screen of whatever I’m using at the time, instead of my family who actually needs my attention.
We heard it a million times that we should spend time with our loved ones instead of our devices. But seriously, we know how TRUE is it, yet we sometimes still don’t follow through. Our phone is with us at the dinner table. Our iPad is with us while we’re playing a board game, etc, etc.
I’m not that old, but I remember a time when we weren’t so “technologized”. It was a wonderful time! Children played outside and used their imaginations with their toys. Teenagers spent time socializing and enjoying their youth. Adults talked with their eyes fixed on each other.
Nowadays, children are watching cartoons all day long. playing video games, and finding games on their parents’ iPad. The youth is sitting beside each other, but each on their phone, engrossed in whatever is so interesting. And the adults…well, we all know what we do in our spare time.
Not to say there were absolutely no distractions, but be honest with yourself, we were NOT so glued to technology as we are now. There is a time for everything. A time to be using our technology and a time to enjoy our lives with the people we love.
Him+Her Weekly Goal
Keep track of my how much free time you spend with technology and how much quality time you spend with loved your one(s). Compare the two.