You know you are addicted to technology if it frustrates you when they don’t allow texting on roller coasters.
My wife and I recently spent 3 days at a remote mountain cabin with no internet access or mobile phone service. At first it was a little frustrating to be “out of touch” with the rest of the world. But after a while, I started enjoying a spiritually challenging book, written long ago, which I had never seemed to find time to read while I had more flashy online alternatives.
This older book, called “A Serious Call to Devout and Holy Living,” challenged me to a deeper walk with God and rewarded me with a more spiritually refreshing vacation than I would likely have received surfing the internet.
We need technology to leverage our time and make us effective for God. But, I’m convinced there are times when unplugging and reading a deeper book, or actually speaking to the live people in the room with us, is the best way to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.