Mlendo positi kwa Jessica Barefield
Ndiroleni ine kuyamba kupereka chandalama. Nkhaniyi si mmene zoipa chikhalidwe TV ndi. Ntchito mopitirira muyezo, ndi mtima kaimidwe, kungakhale chinthu chodabwitsa. Mfundo ya m'nkhaniyi ndi yakuti ziti chikhalidwe TV kungakhale kuchita pa moyo wachikhristu ndi kukulimbikitsani kufufuza mtima wanu pankhani mowa lanu chikhalidwe TV ndiponso kutenga nawo mbali. Njira zisanu kuti chikhalidwe TV akhoza kudyetsa zilakolako zathu za uchimo.
1. media Social akhoza kuwononga nthawi yanu
Ichi sichina ife sanamvepo, koma ubwino kubwereza. Timakumbutsidwa mu Aefeso 5:16-17 kuti masiku ali oyipa ndipo tiyenera kugwiritsa ntchito bwino nthawi imene timalandira. Taganizirani inu mukhoza kuchita mmalo kuona malo onse. Podikira pa chinachake, tikhoza kukhala ndi mndandanda wa anthu kupempherera pa foni wathu ndi mphindi anthu owonjezera mu pemphero kwa abale ndi abwenzi. Ndithu, nthawi ina, ife tonse tiri olakwa pa maola pa Facebook mu tsiku ndi konse kutsegula Mawu a Mulungu. Popeza iliyonse ndi mphatso yochokera kwa Yehova, ndi ofunika kudzifunsa, "Kodi pali chinachake kwambiri zaphindu kuti ndikhonza kuthera nthawi yanga?"Nthawi zambiri, yankho mwina inde.
2. media Social amapereka nsanja aliyense lingaliro lanu
Ine ndikuganiza umodzi wa kukhoma pa chikhalidwe TV akhoza wandipusitsa inu kuganiza palibe vuto kuti aika pafupi chirichonse. tikudandaulira, ife mosadziwika bash anthu, ife amanyoza anthu olamulira, ndipo ife anene chirichonse timaganiza za otchuka, ngati iwo sanali anthu enieni. Ndipo timakhulupirira kwenikweni kuti ndiyankhe chinthu chilichonse. Musapusitsidwe ndi tikakhala malo anu pakali pano, padzakhala kanthu mseri pamene ife pamaso pa Mulungu wamoyo ndi kulongosola nkhani ya mawu athu. Mateyu limatichenjeza wokongola momveka, "Pa tsiku la chiweruzo, anthu adzakupatsani mlandu uliwonse mawu osasamala iwo kulankhula. "Tiyeni kuwakumbutsa mfundo imeneyi kuwachenjeza Nthawi yotsatira kusintha udindo wathu.
3. Social media can fuel discontentment
Pamene ife amathera nthawi yaitali kuthira zimene ena akuchita ndi kunena, izo akutisonyeza zinthu zonse tilibe kapena akumanidwa. Zingayambitse kuti amadabwa moyo wathu sizikuwoneka yemweyo. Bwanji ine ndikuganiza za ndibwereze izo? Ine ndikukhumba ine ndikanakhala ndi mphamvu yake ya kalembedwe. nyumba yawo yatsopano ndi njira yaikulu kuposa athu! Ngati sitisamala, maminiti sate pa Facebook kapena Pinterest akhoza kusiya maganizo wosabereka, wosakongola, ndipo underwhelmed ndi moyo wanu. Ahebri limatilimbikitsa, "Khalani ndi moyo kwaulere kukonda ndalama, ndi kukhala wokhutira ndi zimene muli, chifukwa Iye anati, 'Sindidzakusiya konse, kungakhale kukutaya, sindidzakutaya ndithu. "Ife pamapeto pake akhoza kukhala okhutira ndi moyo wathu monga Akhristu chifukwa tapatsidwa zonse tiyenera mwa Khristu. Dzifunseni ngati mungagwiritse ntchito chikhalidwe TV wakuthandizani choonadi ichi.
4. Social media can fuel pride and keep you inwardly focused
media Social mwamsanga akhale olankhulira chathu cha kudzikuza. We have to ask ourselves what our motivation really is for posting the things that we do. Kodi ife tikuyang'anira chisoni kapena chitamando? Sitikufuna bwino ndinaganiza kapena amakokomeza zinthu zosangalatsa takhala tikuchita? Kodi nthawi zonse funsani angati "amakonda" kapena "retweets" malo anu nawo? Zinthu zonsezi akukupangitsani kunyada komanso kukhalabe lolunjika pa tokha. Iyi ndi kuchita makamaka zovuta kwa munthu amene ali ndi nsanja kuti chimafikira kupitirira anzathu ndi mabanja awo. Whether you do music or have a popular blog, chifukwa chakuti anthu ambiri akumvetsera sizikutanthauza chirichonse chimene chimabwera m'maganizo ndi ofunika kuti. Tiyenera kukumbukira kuti retweets, ndemanga, ndipo amakonda musati basi kupereka umayenda zimene ife aika. Mulungu amaona zolinga za mtima wathu ndipo konse kupusitsidwa ndi malo bwino zachinyengo. Monga ine Samuel 2:3 kusamala, "Usakhale akuyankhula kwambiri monyadira kapena tiyeni pakamwa pako kulankhula N'chimodzimodzinso, pakuti Yehova ndiye Mulungu amene akudziwa ndi Iye zochita tikakumana. "
5. Social media can distort our view of relationships
Pakuti aliyense amapindula chikhalidwe TV ali pa ubale, pali drawback. N'zosavuta kukhala ndi anthu mukondane (mwinamwake n'zosavuta?). Kodi inu ozama, nkhani zothandiza munthu? It is easy to keep up with a lot of people you love—and a lot of people you don’t even know (mwinamwake ambiri?). Kodi inu oversaturated ndi mfundo za 300 miyoyo ya anthu kuti inu simuli akugwira ntchito yabwino ya kukonda 10 anthu inu mukuona mlungu mlungu? Tikhoza mwamsanga kudziphunzitsa kukhala ogula la mudziwe m'malo mokonda anthu. Kudziwa za moyo wa munthu ndi kugawana zonse za moyo wanu kudzera chikhalidwe TV si ndi kukhala bwenzi lenileni. Kumene Yesu ali chitsanzo chabwino cha tanthauzo kukhala ndi mnzanu weniweni. Monga Yesu amaphunzitsa, "Lamulo langa ndi ili: Love each other as I have loved you. chikondi chachikulu Palibe munthu ali nacho kuposa izi, chakuti munthu ataya moyo wake chifukwa cha abwenzi ake. "Kuti kuposa Uwerenge zosintha zokhudzana ndi zithunzi. Ubwenzi ndi nsembe. Iwo nasenzelana zowawa wina ndi mnzake. Si monga pafupifupi-uyenera kukhala chogwirika.
Jessica Barefield amakhala ku Washington D.C. ndi mwamuna Ulendo wake, ndipo awo mwana Q. Mungawerenge zambiri kwa iye pa blog, iye, Mukufuna Chikondi.
This is so true. I will openly admit that I waste hours and hours of my time and days on social media and all the points brought forward, I can directly relate to. I know in my mind and heart that I want to and have to cut it out, or greatly diminish it, but it isn’t easy. But the message you have conveyed and the words of God that you’re using to reinforce this speak to me clearly. Zikomo kwambiri chifukwa cholemba nkhani :)
Great positi! Really made me think and consider my social media usage!
Very good read! Was never involved in social networks until a little over a year ago and these are some of the reasons why. I have actually been thinking about deleting my social networks to focus on what needs to be focused on. Lot of good points here. Thank you for taking your time to write it and share.
Oo! Zowona kwambiri. I definitely need to work on my social media intake. It’s very consuming one of the very reasons I stopped getting on Pinterest. Zikomo kuuza.
Nothing short of blessed
Zikomo kwambiri chifukwa kukhoma izi. I have been fighting with myself about getting on Facebook. Seems lately all it does is make mad angry. This was everything I needed to hear and will reread when I need to be reminded. Thank you and Trip. Mulungu adalitse.
You are an inspiration! So many good points you have here. Praise God for your wisdom that’s understandable and very relevant to our generation! :)
I have been cut to heart by this powerful sharing. I believe we are all found wanting in this area. Thanks Trip and Jessica. May God continue to use you .
bwino! I’ve had some of these same thoughts about social media over the past fee years. Keep writing!
ndimakonda izi!!!! So so true and I wish more people understood these points!
you’re really inspiration to this generation. bwino!!!
Thank you so much Jessica for these words that are so true and conviction given. May God continue to use you and you household :-)
Thank you for this enlightening post! This should prompt us to fix our eyes on Jesus and less on others and self.
zozizwitsa…. Glory to God alone….
Zikomo kwambiri, for the “little people” with out a voice it speaks numbers to think our “social” value is derived from social media. Thanks for the wake up call !
That is so true. We waste precious time on social networks without purpose, and whenever purpose is not on ground, abuse is inevitable. I myself i’m guilty of this at times; but i pray for the grace to redirect my priorities.
This is a really good post. Thank you for sharing it with us, enjoyed reading it and it opening my eyes to the pitfalls of social media. :) Grace & Peace.
Exactly why I PERMANENTLY deleted my Fakebook in early 2012. Just like how I gave up cable TV in 2001, I don’t miss either Fakebook or TV. FB makes it easy to love yourself, which is idolatry. Being on the computer for work (video editing) is all the more reason why I do not want to spend time on it in my free time, but it is so easy to waste time on the computer. If I’m on YouTube, it’s to watch edifying videos from other Christians. I HIGHLY recommend every Christian to read this article: “Forming our Souls with Facebook” by Shane Hipps (Second Nature Journal dot com)
Very thought provoking!
Oo, malo aakulu, I am really blessed.
Omg I was so convicted last week by exactly what you said …spending hours on facebook that should be spending in the word! I love this blog…keep the knowledge coming!
I like your balanced position; not completely condemning social media, yet pointing out the issues/tendency for sinfulness. Reminds me of iLove.
Good points..thanks for sharing I needed it .
Zikomo kuuza! Excellent reminders of how we should caution ourselves when it comes to social media.
Thank you Jessica for this article & thank you Trip for posting on fb so I could see it & come to the blog to read it.
Great write up! Thought provoking for sure…note to self!
Oo! Zimenezi n'zodabwitsa! Every point hit me and I really needed to hear it. Zikomo kwambiri. Mulungu adalitse!
Zikomo kwambiri chifukwa amalemba izi. It is so very insightful and has helped me a lot in recognizing that I need to limit my time with social media. Many of the things you’ve described are all things I can relate to. Spending too much time on social media is not beneficial for my spirit your blog has really put it in words for me. Again thanks so much
Spot on with number 4 za ine. One to watch – zikomo
Thanks for writing this article; this article was edifying.
God bless you for sharing this. I need to be pure and thoughtful in whatever I do online/offline. Chisomo ndi mtendere
nkhani zozizwitsa! Well articulated and balanced. Zikomo kugawana
Guilty as charged on all 5 points…Zikomo kwambiri chifukwa.
This article caught my eye quick because my job is online and a big part of it is social media. Before this was my job I could completely relate to this. It really can be a time waster if there is no self control. It should be something approached with caution for sure!
I saw this link on my Facebook and was dreading to read it because I knew it would convict me and today I said, “Chabwino… Let me have it.” Sekani. Just about everything in here is true about how I spend my time online and I am going to assume that the person who wrote this article would not have posted this if she had not struggled with this herself in some way. So it is nice to know that there are other people who carry or did carry the same burden. At church you tend to feel like you shouldn’t admit to stuff like this, because we have created the idea that no one else struggles with it. Just the other day I was talking to my husband and telling him how I deleted some apps on my ipod (yes I still have an ipod and not an iphone, by choice) because it created unhealthy/ungodly thinking. I use to play Home Design where you can create your dream home and in turn I would become so depressed with the house we live in. I still love playing Mall World on FB and confessed to my husband that I like it because my avatar is someone I am not, she is pretty, skinny, independant and it is fantasy that I enjoy living through. Maybe I sound weird or people may think I shared too much but this is my own conviction. Thank you for reinforcing what I know by sharing your own conviction with us writer and other commenters.
I will be deleting my Facebook and Instagram for a while. This was my wake up call. My husbands has been telling me about this and the discontentment has gone too far! Thank you Jessica!
lol this is so true.. fortunately, i’ve removed my social networking account about 3 zaka zapitazo :D
That’s real! Got me thinkin!
Zikomo! I’m gonna take a week long break from Facebook, Email, and Instagram and work on those relationships I have with people I see in my daily life.
Fantastic stuff! I’m a high school student and the part about putting so much stock into retweets and likes is so true! I definitely think their are some good things that can come out of Twitter/Facebook but it’s all about where you heart is!
Tchulani: Daily Chuma | chuma Khristu
Wow thank God that was written for me,may the life giver always bless you and your family.Trip has always been the man of days The music,writtens etc keeps me awake.we thank God for you
Facebook free Fridays?! Join me! :P the entire month of October!
Tchulani: For the Love of Lupe
Really good post! Social media can be a little too much but when I see souls reach and they are planted into a church with their families and serving in church and in their community with the families.. That’s amazing to me.
Oo. This really spoke to me and I appreciate it. It’s so well articulated and has some great advice on ways to reflect. Zikomo!
Zikomo kukhoma izi! I’m so glad God led me to your blog today because I definitely needed to read this!
I love coming to this blog and reading all of these awesome posts by Trip and his wife. Keep up the good work you two!!! Mulungu adalitse.
this just gave me more insight that i thought i had
Trip and his family are pure blessings.
That happens sometimes doesn’t it ????
That is sooooo true it can take time away from god also you won’t seem to have the time 4 him we’ll cut it off make the time
awesome read. admittedly, i spend too much time looking at pretty boys and pretty things and getting caught up by all these superficial things on tumblr that i tend to push God aside. it’s a sad, sad thing; i could be reading up on His word and spending more time with Him….thanks for the eye opener!
Oo. I thought I was doing good because I was just on two networks. This definitely helped me check myself. I thought because I wasn’t sinning I was okay, and of course there is always room for improvement.
God bless you for sharing this and thank you! This post just got me thinking about the time I waste with social media and its networks. It has helped me to re-think what I’m doing with time.
I agree with every point. I for sure have been avoiding instagram because I found myself comparing my self to other girls on there. It’s not good to feel ungrateful. I like looking at cute animals. Sekani
I considered deleting my fb, instagram accounts numerous times. I do think it’s good for keeping up with family members far apart though. :)
kwambiri ndi blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
Any ideas? Zikomo!