A Time for Everything
To some of you, the thought of spending a day without social media sounds utterly nuts, let alone a week. Which is understandable because it has changed the way we relate to others.
Social Media is a great a tool that allows us to be in the loop of the lives of loved ones that are far away, but it also has many disadvantages, like the extraordinary capacity it has to suck away time.
That’s why this past week we endeavored to fast social media.
Fasting Social Media wasn’t that hard until I found myself on Pinterest for a couple of hours. Which of course I justified by saying that Pinterest was technically not a social media and I was using it for DIY projects and recipes. All good points, but wasn’t the motive of the media fast to spend more time in prayer and communion with God?
All good points, but wasn’t the motive of the media fast to spend more time in prayer and communion with God?
I had replaced the time that I wasn’t spending on Instagram looking at beautiful hiking spots by spending countless hours pinning DIY Recipes on Pinterest. So much for spending time in prayer.
Which goes to say that anything can steal the time away from the things that matter: quality time with our loved one and communion with God.
Ecclesiastes says that there is a season and a time for everything in life.
A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. Eccl. 3:4-5
Likewise, there is a time to spend in daily things like social media and pinning recipes, but there is also a time for prayer and time without distractions with our loved ones.
May God give us the wisdom to discern the time for everything in life.