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Yesterday, we looked at how being a slave to busyness can sap us of energy and restfulness. But we’re not merely busy. We’re also hopelessly distracted. 

We’re a generation that’s so plugged into our gadgets that we wander around in a state of “device delirium” – a state of being where everything and everyone else is perceived through a haze of sorts. 

A 2016 New York Times article says that the average Facebook user spends 1 hour a day on social media. One hour a day of the time we’re awake is a whopping 1/16th of our waking hours. 

It’s not just sucking up our time, social media is actually causing us to question our worth. It’s reinforcing that we matter only when others say we do. 

The culture tells us we don’t really count till we wear as many hats as possible and wear ourselves down in the process. 

We think that multitasking is the modus operandi today. But consider Ephesians where it says God has prepared good works in advance for us to do. He doesn’t want us to put our finger in every possible pie. He wants us to be intentional about following Him in the work He has appointed and prepared for us to do. In that calling, we find purpose and freedom. 

Jesus doesn’t place demands on us. He comes alongside us. All He wants is for us to abide in Him. 

Lean In

Father, let me not function blindly under the false assumption that I have to multitask and be all things to all people in order to matter. Help me quieten my heart so I can hear Your voice saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Help me thrive in the fullness of life You have for me. Help me not to confuse that with a full life. Amen

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