I forgot my phone at work on Friday evening. At least I think so it may be lost somewhere for good. I thought about going back to get it since I have access to the office but between not wanting to make the drive back, heavy rain and not wanting to see anyone at work over the weekend I decided to do without it for the weekend. I thought this could be a good test to see if I had created an idol in my life.
Being without my phone wasn’t a huge loss. I have a land line phone in my home. (I’m not sure how many people that would call me actually have that number though.) I also have a tablet and a laptop. I bought the tablet after forgetting my phone at work once before. I didn’t want to be deprived of my nightly Instagram intake.
The biggest loss was I was unable to take my weekly #churchflow pictures. There is a camera on my tablet but it is absolute garbage. My selfies were grainy and looked like Bigfoot pictures. So the prechurch photo shoot was cut short and I was only fifteen minutes late to church this morning. I was there early enough to help usher. That would be a gain. Less vanity and more serving the Lord.
The other side is that I didn’t have an epiphany of how I need to unplug from social media and tap into the people and things around me. I don’t think anyone is missing much by checking social media when they have spare time as long as you are not driving or performing surgery or something while you’re checking Twitter.
So that’s my unremarkable weekend without my cell phone. I can live without it but I sure am looking forward to getting to work on Monday.