This post was a guest post by Michael Perkins on Geek for Him version one. He can be found online at @MichaelDPerkins or on his blog at Untitled. I thought it was spot on and needed to be posted on version two. Enjoy.
A few months back, Ethan (6) spent two weeks in Missouri with my parents. It was nice for my wife and I to get to hang out like we did when we first got married. But it was bad too, because we missed him so much. We must have talked to him nearly every night on the phone.
One evening, Ethan was talking to April on the phone and he asked what I was doing. Before she could answer he said, “I bet daddy is on his phone or on the computer.”
And he was right. I was on the computer when he called.
Ouch! You talk about a reality check. My 6 year old knew what I had put first in my life.
My social networking.
My fantasy sports.
I knew I was wrong. These things are not bad in-of-themselves, but they became bad because I put them first in my life. I had become a technological idolater.
I’ve since set some boundaries and priorities.
I know what comes first.
Have you ever struggled with being a technological idolater?