If God speaks in a still, small voice, you and I need to draw close to hear Him. Just imagine what would happen if we were as intent on staying connected with heaven as we are on staying connected to Wi-Fi! Pick a time and place, and listen for God’s voice every day.
Sister Michelle D. Craig, "Spiritual Capacity", General Conference, October 2019
With the onslaught of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, LinkedIn, and host of many other social media sites, it is difficult to stay away. It gives us instant access to news, to entertainment, even to people we haven't seen in a while, and some we have never seen in person at all.
It's definitely a different world from when I was growing up. All I had was TV. And a payphone. 🤗
I can't imagine what this generation goes through. Granted, they're smarter and stronger than my generation. But they have more to deal with. Temptations are different. Well, they're the same but using a different medium.
Those temptations range from those that cause us to sin down to those that fall in the "good, better, best" category. That latter temptation isn't bad, but we could spend our time on something better. When I was growing up I equated "temptation" with evil. Well, there are some things I do that aren't evil but also not the best. Like eating Lori's Texas Sheetcake.... not evil by any means but still a temptation for me, especially when I eat half the pan. 😁 We all have something "better" to do with our time.
It's that latter temptation that I am consciously focusing on and trying to improve on. Like watching too much TV, or eating foods that aren't the best, or not wanting to exercise. Basically just wasting time. That's definitely a temptation. Sure, I try and avoid the bigger temptations too, but the little ones can also do damage at some point.
17 Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed. - D&C 123:17