In the last post, we talked about the “curse of the cell phone” and how we need to be people of encouragement and not discouragement. However, I also believe that there is yet another application for this idea and, perhaps, one that is even more applicable to the Millennial and Gen Z generations.
Cell phones have become all-consuming. Eating dinner, walking down the street, driving, sitting in church — everyone has a cell phone in their hand. The previous post addressed using a cell phone as a discouragement; this one is to encourage you to not let your phone become a distraction.
When you’re out to dinner with you wife, family, or friends, keep you phone in your pocket or purse. Unfortunately, I must admit that I have been guilty of this.
When you’re walking down the street, keep your head up and your headphone or earbuds out. Someone walking down the street distracted is simply and bluntly a victim!
When you’re driving, please…please keep your phone down. It almost seems silly to write that, but it’s something that is a HUGE problem.
And when you’re in church, keep your phone put away and on silent. If you use your phone as your Bible, you don’t usually have to scroll (especially when the Preacher isn’t reading any Scripture). It’s not a sin to use your phone as your Bible (obviously), but do try to not be overly distracted with it.
Contenders, don’t let the curse of the cell phone cause you to be a discouragement or a distraction as you “contend for the saints.”