While we are walking and texting a door slams in the face of an elderly man right behind us. As we talk loudly on our phone while waiting in line a cashier is trying to get our attention to let us know a new line just opened up. We wait at a red light focused on incoming messages and do not notice the light has been green long enough for four people to get through.
Our service to others is how we represent the love of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately the cellphone distracts us from doing the very thing God called us to do which is to serve. This is a major example of how the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy. The whole time we are focused on what goes on with the cellphone opportunities to serve are passing us by.
Could it be that cellphones have some type of an addictive beam that draws us? Probably not. However the advanced technology in cellphones can be highly addictive placing us at risk to allow things going on around us to go unnoticed. It is indeed a sign of prestige to own a cellphone with all its gadgets but could it be a trap that slowly moves ownership of us by the cellphone itself? It’s time to ponder who or what have we allowed to control us. Times are rapidly changing and if we are not careful our morals could be lost in the shuffle. Think about it.
Galatians 5:13 New Living Translation (NLT)
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.