If you are like me you receive a lot of information that you are not really all that interested in. It comes in from the media where you hear a few things that catch your interest and then there is a whole lot of other stuff that you wish you could just filter away… the commercial for the blender that is so much better than any blender which has come before; the robot vacuum which will clean your floors whilst you are mesmerised by its apparently random course around your house; the exposé on the evening talk show about supermarket pricing wars; or the latest antics of the faux famous celebrity set… none of which you may have wanted to know… someone thinks it is important but that person is not you!
Our phones are also filled with things we didn’t want to know… we didn’t want to know that someone has just ‘checked in’ at that fancy location; we didn’t want to see a photo of what they were having for dessert; we definitely didn’t want to know that they had just LOL’d over something or are ROFL.
Each of us are unique and enjoy different things in different ways – some people love gardening; some people love trains; others live for all the sport that happens every weekend; some people build their world around their pets; others are collectors…if we were all the same it would be a boring world to live in. However, because we are all different we can sometimes feel that there is no one like us and no one who really understands us. This can lead us to feeling isolated and dislocated even though we are surrounded by people and connected to many handheld devices.
The desire to publish an ‘update’ on what we are currently doing taps into our desire to be understood, validated and connected with – the problem is that we do not always achieve this goal.
I am so glad that the Lord has got this one covered for us…
“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.” Psalms 139:1–4
The truth is that He knows you already; you should make the most of the connection!