Oct 29, 2010

Conviction


I read a tweet last week that stopped me dead in my tracks.

@TheSamiCone Do your kids wake up and see you with your Bible or your laptop?

I immediately felt convicted.

I don't want my children (currently child) to look back and remember me at a computer or on my phone all the time. I want them to say that they remember me in the Word. When faced with a hard day I want them to see me on my knees in prayer not tweeting about it first. They need to see me cry to the Lord and not over my keyboard.

The problem does not lie within blogging or social media but rather in my priorities. If not kept in check I can easily allow it to consume my life. I need to stay consistent with my blogging boundaries that I have  set for myself, blogging only during nap time and in the evening when hubby is busy.

I have greatly been blessed by this blog's community and I hope you feel the same way! Let's not let this amazing hobby become our number one priority.



Besides loving Jesus, here are a few of my priorities....

lm&hubby

14 comments:

  1. wow - good tweet and good post. I don't even have kids (yet) and I'm already convicted. Thanks for the reminder.
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  2. Thanks so much for this reminder. I really need to work on this.
    OK, now I'm gonna get offline and go get in the Word before Brad and I have to go out today. :)

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  3. I am guilty too. I'm with you, I don't want my kids to grow up not seeing me in the Word. Even though I do most of my quiet times while they are asleep (for obvious reasons!), I still need to make a point to read with them and talk about the Lord throughout the day.
    Thanks for this post. It really got me thinking.

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  4. So true! Good reminder! Its easy to sneak 5 mins here and there and next thing you know you get carried away.

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  5. Wow. That hit close to home. Thanks for that important reminder.

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  6. That's so true Monica. Sometimes I don't know where the time disappears to when I am on the computer. Mine are in their teens now but I still love it when they walk into the room and see me with my bible and they get beside me to see what I am reading.

    God Bless

    :) Rosie

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  7. I wrote about something similar today...about finding the balance between blogging and motherhood. When you tweeted this I felt heavily convicted. Thanks so much for sharing it and putting things into perspective! :-)

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  8. Yes! I am feeling convicted at this moment, too.

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  9. Your family is so cute!!! And thank you for this post.

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  10. These is so true. Main reason why I have been a little more absent from my blog lately. I am trying to only be on the computer when the boys are napping or after they go to bed.

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  11. When I watch my kids play and they have to have a play cell phone and another toy...one in each hand while trying to "talk" on the cell phone. YIKES. I feel bad. Thanks for the reminder.

    With blogging, I do it while they are napping (or my oldest is having his "quiet time" these days) or in bed at night. This kinda keeps me accountable.

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  12. I saw when you re-tweeted that tweet (at least, I think that was you) and I haven't forgotten it either. It's actually helped me pick up my Bible more times this week than I have in the past couple months. Sad, but true. Thanks for passing it along because it really put things in perspective for me.

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  13. All I can say is CONVICTED here in my heart!

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  14. Hey girl ! Met Sami @ Relevant! She is so sweet!

    This is something we talked about at the conference... I want my kids to remember me down on the floor playing with them!

    Thanks for posting this!

    Love,
    Traci

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