What's Your Noise?

Posted by Orlando Javien on

Pokemon at Church

Today I have a question for you. A question to ponder and a question to share if you would like. My question for you today is: Are you living a life beyond ordinary, or are you just existing ("same thing, different day" mentality)?

In the beginning when God created man He said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27

If we are to believe God at His word then should we not strive to live in His image. In way that magnifies His greatness. I believe most people choose mediocrity because they are too distracted to see any other way.

One of the crazes that  is fueling this mindset is the game Pokemon Go. On the surface the games seems pretty harmless. I found myself playing it for a time.

However, the problem is most kids and adults who play the game aren't paying attention to their surroundings. That's why the news headlines are plastered with Pokemon Go accidents. The sign below makes you think. Really! Does one really need to be reminded that distracted driving is dangerous.






Pokemon Go is just one of the noises preventing many from living in God's image. Do you know what distracts you? If you are a stay-at-home mom, it may be keeping the house in order or driving the kids to all their activities. If you are a teen, it may be your cell phone, social media, or video games. If you love watching or playing sports, that may be what hinders you. 

Some noises are louder than others, like an addiction to substances or pornography, while others may not be as loud but innappropriate in certain scenarios.

Take a look at a drum beat. If and when it is played within the context of a parade or concert, it is regarded as music. However, when it is played while someone is sleeping, the beating of a drum is without a doubt, noise.

In my book  Stop Googling Yourself: Finding Peace in a Noisy World, I share the noises in my life in hopes that others may recognize the noises in theirs. If we are to ever to expect to hear God's still small voice we must learn to turn down the volume.

What's your noise?

Orlando Javien Jr., The Man of Many Hats