I don’t know how it happened. I mean – I love my smart phone. After all, it is so… smart, and cool, and… well, did I mention smart? I carry it everywhere I go. My entire life is in my phone. Literally, everything. I mean if I were to lose it, it’s possible I might no longer exist, or my existence might be much more difficult at the very least. But, (now don’t think I am paranoid) I think it is conspiring against America.  It might be just my friends and family, but based on what is happening around me, I am pretty sure my smartphone broke the country.

It started simply enough. I would often send text messages – in order to save time. I am sure you know how it is.  One day, a simple text message got me into SO much trouble. What I meant to say was, “I am not sure that is right.”  Apparently the message my friend received was something like, “You absolute fool. How could you be so stupid? Only a moron such as yourself would think such inane thoughts!”  I had to race to my friend’s place of business right away to let them know, apparently my smartphone was being a smart aleck. And, I would never question their intelligence via text message, maybe in person, but never by text message.

Then one day my smartphone discovered Facebook.  I don’t even know how it happened. All I know is that one day I am happy, and the next day I am up to my ears it kitten videos, insulting memes, and friend requests from people I had never met.  Seriously, who wants a thousand friends.  That’s a lot of people to help move.

Now, not only could my phone ruin my life by misrepresenting a simple text message. Now every note, picture, video, and article I have ever read, or my thousand friends have ever read can now be used by my capricious smartphone to ruin life on EARTH!!!

Apparently, as of this writing my smartphone has destroyed free will, ruined democracy, and enslaved the entire planet.  I am so sorry! I had no idea such a simple device had the power to break America.

I wonder if I can get a refund.

Philippians 4:8 (NLT) And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Is your smart phone ruining your life? Here are some things to remember.

  • Your phone is an addiction not the Answer. (Jesus is the Answer.)
  • Social Media is great for comments, and lousy for conversations. Conversations change the world. Comments upset everyone.
  • And, lastly, Boredom is a good thing!  We are entirely overstimulated in the Information (misinformation) age.  Disconnect. Spend some time in prayer and worship. Do something with your family or a friend. Or, Why not just enjoy a moment of peace?
  • P.S. – If you want to have a serious conversation, do it in person. No one’s life or opinion will ever be changed by an insulting post or a clever meme.