People watching at restaurants is one of my favorite pastimes. What I know is that no one eats alone. Whether with others at the table or not, cell phones or computers are always present and in use. I have seen entire meals spent on the phone while a person is sitting with someone.
WOW-when did we as a culture become so disrespectful of one another? 99.9% of what I hear (for some reason folks talk extra loud on their cells) is just chatter. Turn off the electronics! Really engage with those around you.
It is no wonder that so many Christians claim they cannot hear from God when they cannot even hear someone right across the table from them. Our world is so frenetic now. Excessive electronic connection only adds that chaos to your own life. I know people who literally carry their phone everywhere and wonder why they have anxiety. They repeatedly cut off one conversation to take the next one coming in on the line. What that says to the people you converse with is that they are not as important to you as whomever is calling. I am not talking about emergencies here but rather about just personal conversations.
We were never created to be “on call” every waking moment of our lives. Years ago, before cell phones (yes there was such a time), I was at a holistic clinic where many of us had cancer and various other life threatening diseases. Call waiting was becoming a much sought after feature. The Doctor told us all to cancel call waiting as it literally caused a stress response each time it went off. The repetitive stress hits affected the immune system and set up a fight or flight reaction, instantly raising cortisol levels. Over time, this would be most detrimental to achieving and maintaining good health.
Now consider your cell phone. Not only have they been linked directly to cancer but also think about how often you engage via that cell phone. Now think about how often you get calls while on a call. Remember, each hit has a physical impact that can translate to repeated “high alert” responses in your emotional body as well.
We are to have “ears to hear” but that never meant to hear every mundane thing being thrown about. Unless you are in a true emergency circumstance, try leaving your cell at home (yes you can!). You may be amazed that you will actually meet some new folks because you will have “eyes to see” them while not nose down in your cell phone.
I have the most wonderful interactions every time I step outside of my house as I never carry a phone with me. How can you take the Gospel to all the world when you are engaged in excessive cell phone chatter? The addiction to electronic connection is mind numbing worldly distraction.
You are here “for such a time as this” to bring His Kingdom to earth as it is in heaven.
I do not believe there are cell phones in heaven. Lessen your electronic connection and put all that focus on a connection that has eternal value…a connection with Him. Then you will be available to take Him to the world.
For it is written:
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
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