Day 17 . My Idols

There are a few topics I knew I needed to cover this month that I was dreading.
This is one of them.

I was dreading writing it because it's hard to admit to anyone, whether it be yourself, family, or dozens of readers, that you've allowed yourself to be addicted to worldly things.

But sometimes you have to go outside of your comfort zone to change.

Exodus 20:4 says, "You shall not make for yourself an idol in any form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below."

I have allowed myself to create an idol.

An idol that prevents me from being intentional with something I can never get back: My time, my attention, my priorities.
My iPhone
I realized a long time ago that I in order to obtain the simpler life we desire, at some point my iPhone has got to go.

I love my iPhone. I use my iPhone for a lot of things.
In today's world, iPhones are incredibly useful.
In fact, despite the fact that my job basically required it at the time, I was hesitant in getting one to begin with. But I did.

I have the habit of checking my email, Facebook, blog, instagram, Twitter, texts every time I pick up my phone. For no reason. Just habit. Just in case something happened. Just to stay updated on everything.

But whenever I see Evelyn playing a crossed the room while I'm on it, I feel guilty.

What am I doing? Is the convenience of being able to find any and everything any where and anytime really that much more important? Is it necessary? Worth the temptation?

This is something I'm really struggling with lately. At the beginning of the month I deleted my Facebook & Twitter apps from my phone. I do my best to remember to be present in the moments instead of capturing the moments for others on instagram. 

I haven't gotten rid of my phone. But somedays I just feel like I don't want it anymore. I don't want the temptation. But is that too radical? Too not want your iPhone?

For now, I'm just trying to be more conscience of what I use it for. Limiting what I'm able to access. 

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"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."

Philippians 4:12

God Bless!