There seem to be two camps with technology and both affect drivers.
One viewpoint is to turn off your mobile device when you’re driving. The other is to get a lot done while you’re stuck in traffic, at a red light, taking a longer trip or simply commuting.
My confession is that I’m fighting both. It’s hard to totally disconnect and waste that substantial time behind the wheel.
The other is a full-court press of conviction of God that putting time efficiency over safety is not a good idea.
Over the years, there’s been a slow progression about talking on the phone while driving before hands-free availability. Next was looking at texts. After that, answering texts. More recently, checking emails and even replying to them as if it was necessary to do that when sometimes I haven’t gotten back to someone for days.
Just as there are guardrails on the road, so there are in life. When time management becomes preeminent, we risk hurting others because they will know that whatever business we’re doing on that phone is more important than them.
Like a cell phone in a car, money, hobbies, careers, interests and a host of other things are just within our grasp.
So is the wheel and our lives and others.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Noble distractions can turn into short or long-term tragedies.
Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked…In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle…Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind…Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them…Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…
1 Timothy 1:19 NIV, Proverbs 23:5 NLT, Proverbs 11:9, Ephesians 6:4 NLT, Ephesians 5:25 NIV, Hebrews 12:2 BSB