We live in an age when many people are oftentimes distracted. Our eyes are glued to our phones, laptops, or other screens all throughout a significant portion of the day. Technology has taken over and this is especially obvious when you see two people out at dinner, staring at their phone screens, communicating virtually instead of communicating with each other in person.
I love and appreciate technology, especially social media. I love seeing what my friends and family are doing, sharing in their milestones, and supporting them from the comfort of my bed. However, all of this endless scrolling takes up more time than we realize. And as a Christian, one issue I face in my faith (also as a busy dental student, wife, friend, etc) is finding enough time to spend with God every day. I make all sorts of excuses and find myself struggling to spend even 30 minutes in devotion and prayer. Why is this so difficult? Because maybe I still need to learn how to maximize productivity and minimize distractions – more specifically, how to maximize spiritual growth and minimize distractions.
This is a concept I’ve been thinking about for some time now… How can I spend my time in a way that is spiritually productive? Although I’m referring to spiritual productivity here, the principles discussed can be applied to other areas of life as well. Due to all the newfound ways to be distracted, this generation of believers is struggling to concentrate in prayer and devotion. What can we do to combat distraction, particularly from technology? Here are a few ideas that Lord has led me to on my journey to seek Him more.
These are just a few of the ways to maximize spiritual growth and minimize distractions. What do you do to make sure you’re connecting with God every day? I would love to hear more tips of yours in the comments. Until next time, continue to make the most of the time you have and #bloom.
Author - Beryl
Beryl has a passion for writing pieces that uplift, inspire, and encourage you to bloom. She's been blogging since October 2018.