Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:15-16
The world we live in presents us with so many distractions. You don't even have to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder to be bombarded with a multitude of entertainment and social media choices screaming for attention. What is your normal activity each morning when you awaken from slumber? Is it to check your Facebook status or to pick up the word of God? Now don't get me wrong I am not saying God does not want you using Facebook or all those wonderful Apps on your mobile device, but your life and my life, need prioritized and balanced. Somehow if you hardly even crack open a Bible except maybe when the pastor or priest reads a verse on Sunday then maybe it is time to ask yourself what you need to do to get closer to the Lord.
The world lures us into the trap of different types of evil. Entertainment choices on the three major networks used to be so wholesome but now we are bombarded with the normalcy of crime shows, autopsies, lawyers, sexual relations outside of marriage and on it goes. Gone are the innocent days of 'Leave It To Beaver', 'Ed Sullivan', and 'The Donna Reed Show.' On TV Land occasionally you have good shows like 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman' but sad to say even Christian teens are being desensitized to sin through programming. What do you need to do to insure you are not being overly captivated by things of this world?
I suggest starting off each day by not running instantly to the television news, the paper, or many other things that keep your attention away from the Bible. Today is the 24th so begin with prayer and read the 24th Psalm and 24th Proverb. The more you get used to this the more Facebook will become less of a priority.
PRAYER: I admit it is hard to sometimes try to start my day with my quiet time Lord. Help me try to put the important things first in my life before rushing around being distracted by this world. In Jesus' name. Amen.