We used to say you could tell a person’s priorities by looking at his checkbook. I’d submit to you that today you can tell a person’s priorities by how he uses his phone.
If your phone could talk… what would it say about you?
- Who is he talking to?
- Who is he texting?
- How is he talking about people?
- How does he talk about people via text?
- What is he looking at when no one else is looking?
- When is he using his phone?
- Does his phone fill his hand more than the hand of the one he loves?
Here’s what I know about technology. One day your phone will tell on you. One day everything you’ve posted on Facebook may become public. One day everything you’ve ever Googled may be public. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.
One day… it will all tell the whole story of you. Every key stroke on that device could one day be exposed. Every text message, direct message, email, and Facebook message could one day become public.
I believe your smart phone is amoral. It’s can be used for noble or ignoble purposes. My hope is that as I use my phone, (and technology like it) I use them as instruments of Good News in how I conduct my personal, family, and business affairs.
The story your phone tells is up to you.