What’s Wrong with Binge Watching?
It’s a way to unwind. Something to look forward to. A topic for conversation the next day.
With so many shows on TV and so many ways to watch them, it can be easy to camp out in front of the screen for hours on end. Who doesn’t like to be entertained?
There’s nothing wrong with watching TV or following a certain show—although it’s important to be aware of what you’re filling your mind with.
At the same time, binge watching can take priority over more important things like family or friends. It can overshadow something even bigger than that, too: God Himself who offers you a life of abundance (John 10:10).
Are you spending so much time engrossed in a show that you have no time left for Him? Have you even considered that He’s there and wants to spend time with you?
It’s fun to get pulled into a story and guess what happens next, but many shows have little, if any, impact on your life. Spending time with God, on the other hand, can have a profound impact. Talking to Him (praying), reading His words (the Bible), and getting away to a quiet place to be in His presence are all ways to welcome Him into your life.
It may be easier to ignore God and sit down to your favorite series instead, but often, the more time we spend with God, the more we want to spend time with Him because we see the positive influence He can have on us. He’s chock full of wisdom we can apply to everyday life. He brings peace and balance to our lives that no TV show can.
There’s a Proverb that says, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:6). That means put God first, prioritize Him above all—including those shows.
You may be a fan of a particular character on TV, but with God you can have an actual one-on-one relationship. That’s through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Pause that show and see how you can make God a priority in your life today.
Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!
Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.
Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!
Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?