Week three is going to be incredible! Why? Because we are committing right now to not give up or give in! We have made it to the middle week of #theFives and we will NOT negotiate with the sleep terrorists in our minds telling us to quit. Convincing us this doesn’t make a difference or that other things should come before our time with God. Not today, people. We won’t back down!
Chapter 12 of the Boundaries book addresses technology. You know as well as I do that this topic can be a very touchy subject for several different reasons, but one of the main reasons is we all have a different idea of what is “too much.” Even in one household, each person may hold to a different boundary, and that boundary can positively or negatively affect everyone in the family. We can sometimes feel we are a slave to the lack of boundaries (or too many boundaries!) around technology, but God can teach us how to have a good balance with our phones, computers, games, and social media.
This is a topic everyone wrestles with, and I even my own story of a lack of technology boundaries growing up. No one is here to throw stones, believe me, but we at Believe Boldly are invested in letting God shed light on these sometimes hidden areas of our heart. We have to ask why we engage with technology the way we do, understand who it affects, and finally admit the power that it can have over us.
Before we dive in to the heavy stuff, let’s celebrate where we are #nailingit.
1.) You were challenged last week to practice saying “No” and “Yes” as God led. Journal how that went and what God is saying to you now.
2.) Instead of jumping right in to where we can improve in our use of technology, let’s ask God to reveal where you have GREAT boundaries! Write them down.
3.) This week may cut to the heart for some of us. Spend some time confessing any offenses you hold against others and their opinions about your use of technology. This could be a spouse, your kids, society- whomever you feel a frustration towards when you think of technology. You need to release it to God so you can hear plainly this week, without the need to defend yourself.