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1 John 5:21 NLT Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.

Social media, Netflix, TV, video games, socializing with friends, a relationship, and making money. These are things that could be taking God’s place.

Does this mean we can’t play video games or watch Netflix? Of course not. It’s means there should be some balance. If we binge watch 6 hours of Netflix, but only read the verse of the day in our bible app, our day was imbalanced. God should get more than a couple minutes of prayer and few seconds of reading for the day.

More importantly, like everything else, we should let God’s Spirit lead us. If He says only play video games from 10:00pm – 12:00am, video games are not taking God’s place. If He tells us not to go out with our friends for the night, when we obey, our social life is not taking God’s place. God may even approve us binge watching 6 hours of our favorite show, but since He’s leading us, Netflix is not taking God’s place.

It’s in our best interests to trust Him and not allow anything to take God’s place.

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