The other night as we were getting ready to go to bed, Hannah looks up at me, holds up her finger and says, “I’ll be right back, I have to go check my email.” She’s 2 years old mind you and she has to get out of bed to go check her email.
That one incident let me know that maybe our society is a little too consumed with technology. Hannah has heard us say on many occasions that we are going to check our email and she has picked it up.
It got me to thinking about how often we are consumed in our life with, not only technology, but also things that distract us from our families and more importantly distract us from our relationship with God. You notice, Hannah didn’t say, “I’ll be right back, I have to go read another chapter in the Bible.” Or, “I have to go pray a few more minutes.” So in all of our busyness, what are we doing that is the most important? Is it checking another email or finishing up some household chores? Is it filling our schedules with events and other things or are we making time for the deeper things of God? I believe we miss some our greatest times with God because we have too many other things to do. Make a renewed effort to grow in your relationship with God. Don’t let busyness consume you!