If we didn’t enjoy, at least in some shallow way, the iPhone’s ability to distract us for hours on end from the real world, from facing ourselves, we wouldn’t buy them and invest our whole identity in that platform. If we didn’t believe sports were the root of happiness, we wouldn’t sacrifice every second of our life running our kids from school sports to travel sports to dance to whatever.
I will tell you this for sure, none of those things will bring you joy- ever, no matter much time you put in or how successful you are, no matter the popularity and attention it brings you. In fact, in a horrible twist, the more we pour our identity into these things, no matter what they are, the emptier we become- because they have no power to give life!
Today, we bustle about like sheep without a shepherd. We must let the true shepherd, Jesus Christ, lead us into the wilderness daily to be refreshed, that he can give focus, energy and direction to everything we do.