It’s time for us to unplug. No one is exempt. Free yourselves from the gizmo gadgets that are running your world. They’re helping you de-clutter your life? Ha. Yeah right. Oh and im not just talking about bloggers or computer lovers. You have a phone right? Where is it right now and when did it last notify you about a text, a twitter, or a change in whether? Yes, I even mean YOU.
As most of you readers know, I took a month sabbatical from writing on my blog. Partially because I didn’t have internet at my apartment, but largely because of my life’s circumstances…I felt I simply had nothing of importance to write about. During that month, I experienced a freaky form of freedom. A freedom from busy-ness, a freedom from trying to impress readers, a freedom from trying to conform to everyone else’s time schedule, a freedom from overworking, and a freedom from something I thought made me feel free. I thought browsing the internet or blogging or working from home whenever i pleased was a sign of freedom..i can do what i want. And while it did prove my independance, it sucked all of the dependance and true freedom out of me.
During that month, I had the chance to completely be still. To be quiet. To listen. To seek. To wrestle. To truly FEEL the emotions raging through me. To truly live out Psalm 46:10…to be still and know that He is God. For the first time in a long time, I was able to be intimate with my Maker. To rest in His arms during some of the most difficult, heart-wrenching, enraged, sad, uncontrollable times of my life.
And I’m not alone in feeling this freaky, odd sense of freedom…this unexpected freedom of sorts. Several well-known bloggers are also experiencing this freedom as they take a break from the digital world. People such as Anne Jackson, Spence Smith, and Lynse Leanne.
This is what my bedroom has looked like over the past week. Do i feel free? Not at all. I feel trapped, overwhelmed, and distant from God. So I feel like its time to unplug once again. No, not from blogging. But maybe from working too much outside of work. maybe from pointless web surfing. Maybe from obsessively checking my Gmail or facebook account.
Here we go. Join the rest of us. UNPLUG. Find that freaky sense of freedom you would’ve never expected.