>I was listening to the radio today and heard an interesting topic. Twitter! okay it was about the bible and twitter. There is a Worship Leader who decided that he was going to read a chapter of the bible every day. After reading he will then send out a tweet on what he read. There were people calling in to the show expressing their concern that this was a dangerous idea. One caller remarked that no one should take or add to the words of the bible. I am a little shocked that anyone would ever assume that a person might take someones twitter comment as the definitive truth. Is this even a debate. When did twitter become a way to teach and learn. I could just as well say the same argument about a physics book. Ill take a chapter a day and tell you in 140 words or less what I thought. And that is all it is… a thought, an idea, one mans opinion. I doubt i would find one intelligent human being that would honestly think that by reading my post, they have understood and comprehended an entire textbook. On the other hand I think its a great way to flood a otherwise mundane technology with the word of God, as small as it may be. I think we have a lot more to worry about in this life than parts of the bible on twitter.
Do you ever find yourself doing everything else except for the thing that you are supposed to be doing? I do, all the time. Speaking of time. When I most find myself distracted by other things, is when I have the most free time.
I will sit down with a plan to finish some task and inevitably it always happens. I find myself two hours later wondering what happened and why I didn’t accomplish anything that I needed to.
Oh those distractions, they so easily get in the way. Usually it goes something like this. I’ll get started… but real quick let me look at this. Sometimes I just open a browser and the title page has an interesting article that sucks me in.
So I made a decision. I started with my most important task. Taking the time to do my reading. My new rule was; no media until it was done. No Internet, social media, tv or anything like it! until I did my reading first. I started a month ago and it has been awesome.
At first It was a stretch for me, not to do things the way that I normally do them. The cool thing that it did though, was place my important task in my face. It haunted me! I could’t push it aside any longer. Not if I wanted to use my phone for anything other than… a phone. And my Tv for more than wall decor. I can honestly say now, that I have enjoyed my reading times and usually end up going beyond what i need to do. It has become something I wantto do again.
Maybe you have found yourself running out of time to do what is important, then perhaps it is time for you also, to re-evaluate all the non-important things you do, and see what you can do to change them. For me I am sticking to my new rule, for now at least until I find something new to distract me!