As of this writing, I have already spent a good chunk of my day in front of the computer, most of it spent on Facebook and other social media sites.
You know how it is.. You post a status message, “Like” some of your friends’ photos, giggle at some funny meme, maybe get into a little discussion with an acquaintance….
Before I knew it, 5 hours had passed.
So I shut down my laptop, took a moment with God and started writing what you now see below:
Fly in the Web
This is for you,
You who sits down in front of the computer
Staring blankly, waiting for something,
Hoping for someone to pop out on your screen.
You who writes down today’s events, chronologically
Updating constantly, posting pictures, videos, and thoughts to share.
Just letting everyone know you’re there.
You who spends time, unfailingly, on social media
In the tiny, minute gaps between your 9 to 5, daily grind
You switch back and forth
Back and forth
Back and forth
From pages and faces and facts and memes.
Waiting for ideas and new and glaring studies.
Waiting for inspiration.
Sometimes, you wait for validation.
So you fill up your space and your time,
You fill up your heart and your mind
With things and thoughts and words and songs
From the world wide web.
Ever wonder why it’s called a WEB?
I ask you this.
When was the last time you looked out the window?
At the green of the leaves that rustle in the wind
At the clear blue skies and the birds that fly
At the sun and the moon
And the genuine smiles of people.
Of real people.
And not just of those posted on your wall?
When was the last time you heard something,
Or someone other than
the sound of your own keyboard tapping
or the insides of your headphones?
When was the last time you listened inside of you?
When was the last time you shut down
closed your eyes
When was the last time you waited for an answer?
His plans for you are better than your own.
His purpose takes you far beyond this.
He longs to use you for his kingdom’s glory.
His love is more captivating than a machine’s.
He is the Supreme Creator, the Grand Designer, the Great I Am.
He will take you to places you have never seen.
He wants nothing but the best for you.
But you have to ask Him in.
This challenge is for you.
Spend time with God.
No matter how busy your life is.
Even if it’s just as simple as closing your laptop,
“Lord, what do you want me to do today?
Guide me. Show me your purpose, Lead me.
Reveal your glory through the work of my hands.
Enough of me, Father. More of you.
More of YOU.
In Jesus name, Amen.”
If you are doubtful, remember this simple truth I learned today.
You will accomplish far more in 5 minutes with God than 5 hours without Him. 😉