Addicted much?

In church this past weekend they were talking about things we’ve made our idols. Facebook came up. Can you believe it? I can. I’m online way too much. Facebook is part of it but not all of it. What about you? Do you text at the dinner table? Play your PS3 way into the night? Facebook and twitter a lot? Do you think you can stop? Can you slow the technology down?

I mean, if you think about it like this…when you are ready to die are you going to be thinking I wish I’d been on facebook more? I wish I’d played more PS3? No. My goal this week is to cut down my time spent online when my children are around. They are so important and the internet can wait.

It’s funny that my hubby and I had already been discussing this during the previous week. I’m on my blog blogging and he’s on PS3 at night. We are working on a plan that works for both of us. If I’m needing to be alone then I don’t mind him playing games. If I need to be with a human I need him to not be on the games. Same for him. We all have days we need to be alone. We also all have days we need to be with the ones we love. The internet is going nowhere and it can wait. Make it wait! Your family is your most prized possession. Let’s try to treat them that way.

3 Replies to “Addicted much?”

  1. In the words of one of my favorite characters: BAZINGA! Great post! We’ve started eating at the dinner table now which automatically seems to cut out all technology in our home. For an hour everyone is present WITH everyone. Really nice.

  2. We’ve talked about this at church. I’ve made it my thing that first thing when I get up, I pray and read my Bible, which I haven’t done today. I got distracted by an email which sent me to twitter, where I have been since then, and see how it works. I shouldn’t have to tell myself God first, it should just come naturally.

    I think it’s hard for us now to see what we are doing as idol worship because we aren’t bowing down before a golden idol, but we do it with celebrities, Facebook, Twitter, politics, etc etc etc.

    Awesome post!

  3. I am always blown away by how much time people spend posting and sharing online. They look at me like I’ve grown another head when I tell them I try to make weekend 100% tech free offline time. 🙂 I don’t think I’m hooked, and I want to keep it that way. Great post!

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