Land of the Disconnected
Ok, so I will be the first one to admit, I completely stink at keeping in touch with people! Seriously, if I sent a survey to my family and friends I am sure they would agree. I promise that I do not do this on purpose, but there is something about life and the whole “out of sight out of mind” thing that keeps me at a distance from those that I love. It’s like I have tunnel vision and unless people are within that vision in that moment, I tend to lose track. I am writing this because the Lord is dealing with me on doing better to keep in touch and let the people I love know that I care. It is so simple, a text, a phone call, an email, a smoke signal or something, LOL. But seriously, I must do better. Sooo, for all my disconnected friends in this disconnected land let me share with you my plan on remaining connected. It’s 3 simple suggestions that I believe will help me as well as some of you go from being disconnected to connected.
1) Schedule reminders to contact people.
So, anyone that knows me, knows that I am quite forgetful. Due to me being forgetful, it helps for me to schedule reminders to remember things like appointments, etc. So, there are many times that I have had intentions to call this person or text this person and being busy I forget. Scheduling reminders will help me to be intentional on keeping in contact with my peeps. You all can do this as well!
Side note: If you have a Samsung device, you can schedule full text messages and they send out whatever day and time you desire! (This is what I miss most since switching to an iPhone) Anyway…
2) Actually, sit down and take time to make contact
So, I am aware that there are some people who may have already put the first suggestion into play, yet you still aren’t contacting those whom you love. Well here is what I am learning unless we take the time to actually do what is scheduled on the reminder, the reminder is useless. So be sure to schedule the reminder for a time where you can reach out to your loved ones. I get it, we all have busy lives, but let’s not allow busyness to cause us to miss out on what is important.
3) Pray and ask the Lord to regularly reveal whom He desires you to keep in touch with
Some of you may be thinking, well I don’t keep in contact with this person or that person because I don’t feel like I should. Are you suggesting that I keep in contact with them? My answer is, ask the Lord. Most of us know the people who were only in our lives for a season and those who are to be around for a lifetime. So be diligent in asking Him to lead, guide, and then simply obey.
So here is my confession for all of you to see, I am disconnected, BUT I refuse to remain that way. The Lord is showing me that life is too short to live disconnected and the enemy uses busyness to distract us from our purpose! Our purposes are often tied to the people God has placed in our lives. So, I am done missing out on some of what God has for me and those around me in this life because I am not doing my best to remain connected.
What about you?
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”