1 Corinthians 6:12
Some people technology is used as a substitute for God. It is easy to identify if you try-
We are sad and choose to scroll through Pinterest. Our boredom feels unbearable, so we watch Netflix. Our kids are screaming in the car so we crank up our music to drown them out. While Pinterest, Netflix, and music are not evil things, using them as a substitute for God is not good. Biblically, I am given all the freedom in the world as long as it falls under God’s approval. But when you want these things or habits more than you want God, He won’t hesitate to refocus your attention. He is a jealous God that wants the best for you.
If we can identify the “why” behind what we do, we can let go easier. God wants to be the one to provide for all your needs! When you are sad, He wants you to talk to Him about it. When you are losing your patience, He wants to provide you with more. If we continue to use substitutes for God, we won’t grow in our close relationship with Him.
1.) Tell God your worries this morning, to clear your mind and be prepared for all He wants to say to you today.
2.) Reflect on the emotion you are currently struggling with most. In what ways does technology play into soothing that emotion, or even creating it?
3.) Ask God how He wants to help you the next time you feel that same emotion. Write it down.