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In the fast-paced world of today, technology is both a blessing and a curse. Here is one practical step toward cultivating a more Christ-like attitude amidst the digital chaos.

Tech Distractions: The Silent Adversary

John Mark Comer’s insightful book, “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry,” shines a spotlight on the often-overlooked impact of technology on our well-being. Comer adeptly articulates the modern struggle with technology in a way that resonates with our daily lives. The incessant pings of notifications, the constant allure of social media, and the ever-escalating demands of digital connectivity form a formidable adversary to our pursuit of a focused and purposeful life. Technology, when unchecked, becomes a subtle yet powerful force contributing to the culture of hurry.

Step 1: Embrace Digital Sabbath Moments

In response to this challenge, Comer proposes a tangible solution – the adoption of what he calls “Digital Sabbath Moments.” It’s a deliberate and scheduled break from the whirlwind of digital distractions. Choose specific hours or intervals in your day where you intentionally disconnect from screens, emails, and the virtual noise that permeates your life.

This isn’t a call to abandon technology; rather, it’s an invitation to set boundaries and regain control over our digital engagement. By carving out these intentional moments of disconnection, you create space for reflection, mindfulness, and the cultivation of a more Christ-like attitude.

Tech Detox: A Pathway to Christ-like Presence

This intentional step toward a Digital Sabbath aligns with the essence of Christ’s attitude. Jesus, amidst His ministry, often withdrew to solitary places for prayer and communion. In the same vein, your Digital Sabbath Moments become sacred spaces, allowing you to withdraw from the noise, reconnect with your inner self, and foster a deeper connection with the Divine.

By consciously stepping back from the digital onslaught, we emulate Jesus’ capacity for true presence. We open ourselves to the richness of human connections, engage in meaningful conversations, and allow moments of quiet reflection to shape our thoughts and actions.

The Jesus Connection: A Mindful Presence

In a world where constant distraction is the norm, adopting a Digital Sabbath Moment is more than a practical strategy; it’s a spiritual discipline. Jesus, in His earthly journey, embodied a mindful and present attitude, fully engaged with the people and moments before Him. Embracing Digital Sabbath Moments is an intentional choice to align our lives with His example.

What Next?

Embrace the challenge, set your boundaries, and embark on the journey toward a more intentional, purposeful, and spiritually enriching existence. May your Digital Sabbath Moments become not just a pause in the digital storm but a pathway to a more Christ-like way of being.

Source: “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer

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