I’m a guy who gets excited about the latest, greatest tech devices.
But I’m also a husband and father who gets excited about the latest, greatest tech devices. That can be a problem.
Though I believe that my devices assist me in developing ministry, I’m often missing the ministry that is happening right at that moment, in my own home.
Each and every minute that I spend on my iPhone or iPad, updating my status or texting some contact; my wife and boys lose me.
I’m not saying we need to throw away our devices.
The goal is not to move back in time to an age where we had limited distractions. History has shown us that man can always find something to distract him from his family.
What I am saying is that I know there are many men just like me. We give up precious time in our homes, engaged with people outside of our homes. All the while, knowing that we will likely interact with most of these people in the near future.
Why do we have so much trouble focusing on the present?
Proverbs 22:6 reads, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Are we training our children to neglect present relationships to focus on future ones?
Instead, let’s join together in being less focused on what our future holds, and more engaged with what the present, is presenting.
Check out this great YouTube clip by Christian Poet, Propaganda titled “Be Present”.
What’s the one thing that distracts you most from being present?