To unplug means to disconnect from a supply, especially an electrical socket. How important is it for us to unplug from the world’s supply so we can focus on what is actually beneficial? In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded by the latest trends, cars, phones and gadgets as we sit through what seems like a never ending stream of advertisements and commercials on our television screens which either try to entice us to buy something, or show off the new thing. 2 hours of entertainment may actually silence our boredom for 2 hours. However, if we spend 2 hours on entertainment and only a minute of our time in the Word, expecting inward transformation and mind renewal, then there is something definitely missing. Does it mean we aren’t interested in the things of God or maybe we find searching inside the Word boring? We may try to sit down, introspect, reflect and meditate on God’s Word but it is always that our needs and wants are constantly at war with each other; the latter is always attractive for obvious reasons. It is like how the flesh and the Spirit are contrary to one another. We want to completely eradicate the boredom within. Our boredom demands stimulation because that’s the nature of boredom. Boredom is a state we are in when we are uninterested, tired of the old and yearning for something new and fresh. There’s a long list of distractions we encounter on a daily basis which fight for our attention.
It isn’t possible to be that minister who is on fire for Jesus but have no time for Him. “Like any other person, I have 24 hours in a day, and I can’t find time for the creator and giver of life itself?” When I think of that, I get convicted. The Lord is sovereign over all and our time sits under Him; there is therefore a need to unplug from the world to spend time alone and in His Word. We disconnect from the world and trade it for soaking in His presence.