Ever wish you could go back to a simpler time? A time when technology didn't run our lives for us? A time when family time consisted of playing games, telling story's and just spending quality one-on-one time with each other?
Not when it consists of watching TV, playing on the computer or talking on the phone?
Many times (this will sound stupid, but it's the truth) I wish I could have been born in 1880. You may ask, "WHY? Everything had to be done by hand then, they didn't have dishwashers or washers and dryers." and I will admit, you are right.
But back then, though those chores had to be done, the children knew no other way. They were not lazy like so many children (many times including myself) have become accustomed to today.
Instead of watching TV or playing video games, they would play outside, or bake or read together. Families still had their moments, but they were more dependent on each other, then anything else.
They didn't have Facebook, or Twitter, or Myspace to take up their day. The children were handy. They could sew, or cook, or hunt and chop wood. They could hitch up wagons and ride into town on their own. But today, most children cant even step outside without the fear of being hit by a car.
I'm not saying our life today is bad, I'm just saying, what happened to the old fashioned way of living? Whenever I see someone who makes their own bread, plants and raises their own food, whether meat or fruits and veggies, I admire them!
Not because they are learning how to save money, but because they are being dependent on God to supply them with their needs.
In my life, technology often takes the wheel. And whenever that happens, I'm sure to crash. Whether it's by spending WAY too much time online, watching hours of endless TV and movies, or playing game after game on the xbox. Either way, we think we are in control of the technology, but the truth is, it's in control of us!
This video Joshua Harris posted on his Facebook page the other day, really hit a nerve. It's called "Self-Control in a Wired World"
I couldn't help but laugh when I saw it, because, it seriously reminded me of myself. It always starts out at "Just checking my email" and then gets out of control, and soon, I'm forgetting anything and everything that I SHOULD be doing, instead of playing on the computer.
In many places with my life, I lack the self-control I need, to stay focused on what I should be doing, instead of playing online, watching TV or playing video games. But I pray, that God will strengthen me enough, and help me to fix those issues in my life.
“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.”