Our world is packed with connection technology but it’s getting harder and harder to connect meaningfully with each other. Are you feeling it? Can you see it?
We work on our laptops, our cell phones, we drift around on the internet, with way too many things to see and no time to look at it. Our minds are consumed and over informed. We hit and miss, a thousand times a day while the world and people around us carry on, and so many times we miss it. We miss the REAL things which are much less complicated, but so much more valuable.
Is this a problem?
Are we not just moving forward in a fast pace world, developing with the trends?
The answer is YES and NO. Because we will always keep inventing, developing and creating new things. That is the extraordinary ability humans have.
BUT we will always have to choose:
- To let our creations consume us and ultimately break the connection between our Creator and each other;
- OR to fight the battle against being consumed and being present in our lives, hearing His voice and listening to the people around us.
To REALLY CONNECT takes time, a treasured commodity we are all, for some reason, losing at a rapid speed. Therefore, it is much more “effective” to text than to talk, to e-mail than to call, to Skype than to meet. I know, I do it too!
Unfortunately, what we do now, our kids will do now and later in a more amplified state. If we are disconnected now, they will lose the art to connect in the first place. They need us to connect with them, even if they are non-verbal. They need to see our eyes, and we need to see theirs, that’s how we stay sane.
We will have to choose every day, and every time the option of technology-versus-person comes up. Especially with our loved ones, the ones we live and breathe with.
Let’s keep fighting for connection. The face-to-face kind. Especially when it’s hard, when there is no time. The thought that “I have no time” might turn into “I have exactly the right amount of time” if we start focusing our time in the right directions.
Connect with Your maker first, He will know how to help you connect in those important moments!
Written by Johanni Meiring
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