Proverbs 15:14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly
I have a love/hate relationship with texting.
I love texting to share a scripture that has touched my heart.
I love texting to send a note that says 'hey, I love you' or 'hey I'm thinking of you'
I love texting to get out a mass prayer request
I love texting to send a quick note or ask a question when I'm in the middle of something else
It's also great for communicating when your child is in school to say 'hey so and so is picking you up' or 'hey, plans changed'
I don't like texting when people send me a mass stupid picture of a teddy bear...
I don't like texts for main ways of communicating ESPECIALLY when one or both parties are hurt.
Texting was not designed (at least in my opinion) to have full converstations or a way to resolve an argument or hurt feelings.
1. It's very easy to be 'brave' (and hurtful and STUPID) when you don't a)hear the person's voice or b)see the person's face. Also, tone can be assumed not heard and taken the wrong way.
2. Nothing but hurt usually occurs
In the last 3 or 4 months, I can think of at least 10 issues with texting. All resulting in messes. In the last 3 weeks, I can think of 2 very hurtful situations that have resulted because no one was willing to pick up the phone.
We were created to have relationships with each other, and I think texting is taking as far from that as possible. And there are times that I am at fault too.
God is so working on my heart so that I can be more like Him and He's showing me ways that I hurt myself (stopping growth) and how I hurt others. The words from my mouth as a direct correlation to how my heart is doing.
Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer