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.
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.