Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Stop Tempting the Devil:

A Man of Purpose Knows Better

“How much time are you really spending online, aimlessly scrolling down your social media feeds? Imagine what you could do if you applied even half of that time to self-development? What could you accomplish?” ― The Dystopian Nature of Social Media.

Social media is not the problem, nor is it a problem. Social media, just like life and money, is simply a neutral magnifier. It simply amplifies, magnifies, and multiplies who you are. So, stop blaming social media. It is a God sent, heaven delivered productivity tool. And it is here to stay. Get used to it or get left behind, archaic, and a relic—your choice.

If you approach social media with a purpose in mind, it will help you along with your purpose. It is simply a productivity tool. If you approach it without a purpose, then you'll most probably be caught in the fishing net of every other person fishing in the pond. For you, without a purpose, you become the prey for internet predators.

Don't blame social media nor predators. Blame the prey who has foolishly made him or herself available. Forbes has this to say, "From its very inaction, idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever. The Turks have a proverb which says that the devil tempts all other men, but that idle men tempt the devil."

The English says, "An idle brain is the devil’s workshop." Spurgeon puts it this way, “The most likely man to go to hell is the man who has nothing to do on earth. Idle people tempt the devil to tempt them.” So, stop tempting the devil, please. Get a purpose for your life, a definite aim for your life. It does not have to be perfect. Just get one. Then you can refine it over time as you get wiser.

© 2020 Akin Akinbodunse

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