How Instant Messaging Is Affecting Our Relationship With God

MR says: We all know texting, posts, tweets, messages, pins, etc. can be good things and can even help us spread the gospel. But how is this instant and continual communication influencing our relationship with our Heavenly Father?

We all struggle with our faith. As millennials, we are bombarded with information coming from every direction and every source. With all this information swirling around the web and accessible from our mobile devices, what we choose to read and watch determines how we get through tough times and whether we turn to someone who knows more people than the largest social network, our Heavenly Father.

We are the a la carte generation. We pick and choose what we want to eat and how we want to eat it and then we share it with the world. Anyone in the world can then talk to us and accept us by liking our post. Instant messaging sometimes feels like instant acceptance.

These quick responses may set up a false expectation that we apply to our Heavenly Father. We expect answers to our prayers to be direct and immediate. Answers from God are not always instantaneous. It takes hard work, determination, and patience on our side as we wait for God to answer us on His time.

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