It is precisely for this reason that I've been hesitant about getting a smart phone. I do not want or need something in my hand or pocket that chimes, beeps, whistles, flashes or in any other way alerts (read "alarms") me and plucks me out of my peaceful (albeit ignorant) moment to inform me of impending doom... or Facebook updates. It has appeared to me that at times, our technology bosses us around. I know this isn't actually true but occasionally I've wondered if smart phones are actually the ones taking us out and showing us around instead of the other way around.
But I'm learning stuff and sometimes learning can change your mind. It turns out that you can actually train your device to obey and serve you like a good device should. If you don't want it to buzz at you just change the settings. Want it to assist in being more productive? There's an app for that. You don't actually have to play Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Candy Crush to use the phone correctly.
So I think I'm going to get one. I think data rates are ridiculous but I'll pay them anyway. There are enough actual perks to smart phones that I'm ready to go for it. This phone will be a part of my life; I will own it and it will do as I command, subject to my control. In fact, for this relationship to work well I will need to practice
Want more self-control? Hang out more with the Holy Spirit and less with the people selling you something.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
~ Galatians 5:22, 23 ~