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The Wonder of Technology!

June 3rd, 2013 Filed under Personal 2 Comments

Social MediaThe wonder of technology! Or is it?

I see the post that she exercised for the fourth time this week and I feel guilty.

I see the photo about her girl’s trip to the beach and I feel alone.

I see the text “read receipt” is an hour old and feel angry because they haven’t answered my question.

I see that he has checked out my profile (yes, I have been known to do online dating) but never replied and I feel rejected.

I see the new sofa pinned on her board and I feel covetous.

Maybe it is just me that reacts that why and if so, please send in the biblical counselors!!  But if not help me work out the balance in all of this.  You see, as I considered this post, I was reminded of a comment from David Platt’s book, Radical.  As he was sharing his concern about all the money the Church spends on buildings he was sitting in a multi-million dollar facility.  He saw the problem but he don’t know all the solutions.

I have accounts on multiple (5 just off the top of my head) social media sites.  I have an iPhone, iPad mini and MacBook Air.  I have wifi at all of my homes and offices and if I am on the road, the iPhone has a hotspot and the mini has cellular connectivity.  Talk about being plugged in!!  Now, my excuse can be my job as a self-employed consultant who travels a lot.  And I can also use the excuse that because I am single I need multiple lines of connectivity.

But there has to be boundaries in there somewhere, right?  My problem is that I am an all or nothing girl!  My boundaries usually include deactivating my accounts and getting a stupid phone.  Is this really the solution?

Would welcome your thoughts on this situation and you now that you can always find me plugged in somewhere!