Thank you for joining me today for the first day of my 31 Days Unplugged challenge! Remember to grab the button to the side and add it to your blog if you are joining us for the challenge!
How much time do you waste on the Internet? I am not talking about checking e-mail for work or working on an online class or finding a recipe or anything like that. I mean how much time do you waste on things that have no real benefit to your life? Time that could be better spent elsewhere?
Do you pick up your phone every time you walk past it to check the Facebook feed? Do you spend more time trying to get the perfect picture of your kids for Instagram than you actually spend playing with your kids? Do you play Candy Crush at the dinner table?
Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”
Life is short, guys. We need to spend it on things that matter. God has a purpose for each of us, and we don’t need to get distracted from that purpose. Let’s reclaim that time that we are wasting and use it to fulfill our calling.
Challenge #1-From sun up to sun down, for the entire month of March, do not use Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (or any other form of social media that you are feeling convicted about). Instead, during the times when you would normally use these forms of social media, I ask you to pray. When you think about picking up your cell phone or opening up the laptop, spend that time with God. These prayers may lost only a few seconds. Ask God for strength and knowledge and peace, and for direction in how you spend this time that you are reclaiming. Pray for the other people that are joining you in this challenge, as well.
Good luck, everyone!
Just to clarify. Is this challenge for each day or the 1st day only?
Good question, Gary! I will edit to make it more clear. This challenge will go throughout the month, and every day I will add to more to it.