As I read the book of Job one thing stands out to me as one of the main messages of this book; Job was not aware that he had an adversary. Being aware of the adversary is one thing, being aware of his devices is another matter entirely and poor old Job was ignorant of both.
As Christians we are taught about our enemy, the devil, and we are also aware that his mode of operation is to kill, steal and destroy. The problem is that most of us don’t realize that he has done those things until after the fact. We are so caught up in what we are doing, so engaged in our own agenda that we neglect to listen to that still small voice inside us that is screaming: “ITS A TRAP! STOP!”
One of the most precious commodities in this life is TIME and your enemy wants to steal it from you. Time is very much like currency. You receive a fresh stack of currency every day and how you spend and invest that currency will determine the quality of your life tomorrow. If you waste it all or make bad investments that currency is lost forever. If you continue to be a poor steward of that currency you will reach the end of your life with no increase, no impact on your circle of influence and no fruit for the kingdom of God. That is the devil’s goal.
We are in the information and communication age and we have a number of wonderful tools out there that can be very useful, especially to the kingdom of God, Facebook being one of these. Social networking is not a sin so don’t think I am implying that it is. I am just trying to make you aware that your adversary, the devil can very easily use Facebook, Twitter, or any social networking tool to steal your precious time.
Some of you already know this and I have great respect for those that have “taken a break from Facebook”. You don’t need to explain why, it is obvious. You listened to that still small voice inside you.
Time is very valuable. More valuable than money. Ask yourself this: Is spending hours upon hours a week on Facebook a good investment of your time? Is farmville or fishville or any of those other time thiefs really important to your future? Is there any value at all in it?
You see, it all comes down to value. What do you value? Value is determined by one thing and only one thing and that is: How much you are willing to pay for something. Are you willing to sacrifice your future? You have had the highest price ever paid for you. Jesus own blood purchased you for eternity.
I am not writing this to get everyone to leave Facebook. I am writing this because I don’t want the devil stealing from my friends and family.