Do you ever find yourself glued to your social media account--or accounts--or to your email? And you don’t even know why?
Back and forth, forth and back, you check for a message, scroll through a status, and then look up and wonder where the time has gone.
I’m guilty. Sadly. But God kindly showed me why. Why I love to scroll and click until it’s almost silly.
I long for somebody to tell me something.
It used to be that the saying was, “No news is good news,” but now our connections through our computers and phones have changed it to, “No news means you might need to update your settings.”
Stories have even made the news about social media addictions, fed by the fear that something just might slip by without our knowing about it. We might miss out on something, and, well, we just can’t have that! We need to know that we’re in the know, or we just don’t know how we would make it without knowing what everybody else knows.
We want somebody to tell us something.
What if it's God?
How about if God has something to tell us? Are we as desperate to be in the know about His love in us, His will for us, and His devotion to us, as we are about our news feeds?
“I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart” (Jeremiah 24:7). It’s no wonder we long to know something, because God puts that desire in our hearts! But, like any other desires we have, we can try to satisfy them with things that simply won’t satisfy like God can.
The next time you just want someone to tell you something, give a thought to the possibility that it’s God Who wants to fill you in on the latest news. Maybe He wants to show you a need that you can meet for someone. Maybe He wants you to pray for a friend. Or maybe, just maybe, He just wants to tell you how much He loves you.
©2014 Wendi Miller
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