Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Much needed spiritual house cleaning...again...this is really ongoing for a Christian...

Starting after I turn of my computer, I'm putting myself on restriction. No more spending up to four hours every night on the internet. In fact, I've decided, no more internet usage in my room period. The way it works right now, is the internet is my roommates, and I pay him each month to let me use it. But after I'm finished writing this, I'm making my computer forget his password, and shutting down my computer.

Why am I doing this? Well, lets just say, like my iPhone used to be, the internet has become. Too much of a distraction, and too much stuff out there for me to see on the internet, that I just don't need to see. Just like with the iPhone, where I tried to justify it by saying that I had the "Bible Application," I've tried to justify it in my head by telling myself that there's "Biblegateway" and other sites I can use to study the Bible...but to be honest...I can do all the same things with my ESV Study Bible. Plus, I find myself spending waaay too much money on things on the internet, that I really don't need.

But don't worry, I'm not going to disappear from the internet world altogether...I will still log on to some computer, at least once a day. I'll still respond to posts when I can, and emails when I log on, so don't worry about losing touch with me altogether, you're just going to see less of me online.

Don't think by saying this, that I think all people should do the same...by no means! I know there are people who don't have issues with it. It is not a source of stumbling for them, but unfortunately for me, it is.

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
James 4:17

So what am I going to do with my time now? Spend more time reading, both the Bible, and other books. Probably spending more time outside, just walking around. Trying to focus more on Christ throughout the day, and trying to pray to him more, because I know that is something I've always struggled with.

3 comments:

Sophie said...

Way to go, jason! It can be really hard to admit this struggle, and I do the same thing, justifying it because of biblegateway or memverse, but my time gets sucked up because of my lack of self control. Do what I need to do and get back to the real world:) Thanks for the reminder!

PrincessR said...

Ahh! How true! It is so easy to get online and before you know it you have spent half a day not doing much of anything. Time you could have spent being with Him. Now to go and spend some time with Him..... :)

I have been following your blog for a while now. Thanks for the good posts you do!

Blessings,
Rebecca

Caleb said...

I'm with you, Jason... The internet can be such a waste of time and can take our minds off God. Thanks for your thoughts; they have caused me to search my own heart.