I’m Breaking Up with My Girlfriend

Ok! We all know I’m currently not dating anyone. I don’t have a girlfriend. I’ve never had a girlfriend. I am looking to leave someone else. Someone who takes up way too much of my time, distracts me from spending time with my family and friends and even sleeps next to me.

Her name is Isabella the iPhone 5. She always with me. She’s smart, reliable and keeps me organized. But here recently I have noticed that she keeps me from spending time from the things that matters most. She’s really good a keeping my attention, so much that I sometimes ignore people when they are having a conversation with me. Worst of all, she even keeps me tackling my never ending to-do list.

It’s slowing infecting my life, my relationships and it’s rubbing off on those around me. You can act like it’s not a big deal, but in reality if you ignore a problem it only because an even bigger issue later.

Now, not every one struggles with this, but for me writing about it was a way to admit I had a problem. Ask any of my friends. Ok, don’t do that. But I feel I am slowly getting better– I asked Haden to take my phone at dinner the other night and put it away so I wouldn’t touch it. And during small group Friday  evening I placed my phone in the kitchen cabinet. Oh and the big kicker, I deleted the Facebook app from my phone! HELLO!! Baby steps, right??

I ran across this quote the other day in an article I was reading and it couldn’t have been more perfect!  “We need to bring our phones back to being an accessory, not a priority.” 2014-01-14_0001 If you are clueless as to what I am talking about, take a look at this video I found floating around on Facebook. It’s spot on.

My 2014 Challenge to Myself is to break up with my girlfriend and actually engage in real conversations. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying to leave social media completely– I CAN’T DO THAT. But, set a goal to spend more time with those around you without having your nose in your smart phone all the time. Below are a couple of rules I want to start applying to my personal smart phone use.

1.Balance– Learn how to balance the time you spend on your phone.

2.Limitations– Set limits on your phone. When and Where it can and can’t be used.

3.Control– Don’t allow your phone to control you. You control it!

The truth is, we’re all dating something one way or another. But remember, God should be the number one priority in our lives!

So who’s with me? Are you going to break up with your girlfriend too? What are your thoughts? Leave me a comment! Happy Wednesday!