This is a sad truth to the world we live in. Don’t we want to be present for the person/people we are there for? By just being there, doesn’t mean we are actually there for our friends or a person in need. We are not fulfilling what God ask of us, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. . . Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:2, 9, 10
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We all have experienced moments like this, you are with your friends and they all seem to be one their phones. The most annoying moments come when you are one on one with a friend you haven’t seen or you’re catching up with them and they constantly check their phone. Have you ever called them out for it? Doesn’t it make you feel like you’re not valuable or enough for them? Well you are valued. Technology is great for connecting us to one another and letting us know about events, peoples lives, or latest thing, but that’s just what they want you to know.
Social media doesn’t let us see what is really happening in their lives. Being so caught up in ourself and all these outlets we miss the beauty and world around us. We live in a beautiful world. Each day is a blessing and a gift, treat it like one. See the person next to you and smile or ask them how they are. The smallest thing can mean so much. Doesn’t it make you smile when someone says hi, even if you don’t know them?!
The way this world is going we will all meet one another from the internet setting us up because we are all so busy in our own lives that making a personal connection is almost lost. Don’t lose it! Even as you’re reading me on the computer, smart phone or tablet, look up! What a beautiful place you’re in. Go for a walk and be in awe of where God has you.