The more I confess the better I feel. Now I am sure that I am not alone on this confession but it is something I struggle with. I don't have ADD or anything like that but I am prone to distraction (even at church). For the last two years I have carried a little device in my pocket that allows me to access almost anything from anywhere.
My confession is that I check my phone during church
(Now that I said it I feel much better)
I love my church. I am super stoked to be a part of what God is doing on Peninsula but every now and then I find myself checking my phone. This didn't just start since we moved but it has been a reoccurring problem in my life.
I usually avoid this during the message but there are that I find myself "checking in" on Facebook during the announcements. I am usually pretty good about avoiding checking my feed so that is a plus.
Then it gets worse. Sometimes I like to quote something that we are singing or a point that my pastor shares. I open this amazing app called Twitter and go for the post. Since Twitter automatically takes me to my feed I tend to find myself checking it for about 20 seconds and then quickly lock my phone so I can stay dialed into the message.
The real confession begins now because we are in a time of the year that I love: Football Season. When Football season comes around I find it easier to justify checking my phone. I want to see how the Chargers are doing and who the Raiders are loosing to.
The only solution to this problem that I currently have is to keep my phone in my pocket during service... but that doesn't always happen.