I Pulled the Plug

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“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭16:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I finally did it!  When my cable carrier discontinued my discount, I told them to disconnect my services.  The new price didn’t fit into my budget, so I cut the cord!

I’ve always had a television, so this is a whole new experience for me.  Disconnecting cable permanently feels a lot like the time I finally disconnected the landline!  I hung onto a landline several years after using a cell phone. It took a while getting used to the loss, but once I did, I didn’t miss it all.

Even though the increase in the cable service was the straw that broke the camel’s back, I’ve known for a while that I needed to eliminate television but never had the nerve to do it.   

Before, at the end of the day, I would sit down and watch a good Hallmark movie, even if I felt the Lord nudging me to write.  I thought I would write on my schedule rather than responding to His nudge.  The trouble with that many times was by the time I settled in to write the inspiration was gone, and I was left with a blank page.  Each time that happened, I knew I had missed an opportunity.

So, what’s the spiritual lesson in all of this?  Obedience to God in every area of life.  Whatever “It” is that keeps you from yielding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, then “It” needs to go or be told no!

Writing may be a hobby, but it belongs to God!








29 thoughts on “I Pulled the Plug

  1. So important to listen to those promptings ❤️. Good for you. I felt so nervous to let go of my Netflix account! But it’s been good for many reasons. I still have other shows I watch, but I try really hard not to be mindless about it.

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  2. There was a time when someone else’s opinion about when I should write, what I should write about & how many words that I should use prevented me from writing anything at all. Once I realized that the only opinion that matters is God’s, I was freed up to write as often as I want, on any topic I want, with as many words as I want. Since that day, I always know when God has a project for me. It is a beautiful psrtnership.

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  3. As I read this, my mind went to the scripture, “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit.”

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  4. This is WONDERFUL sister Deb! I can totally relate. Though I wasn’t much of a t.v. watcher, I was into social media and my phone. My phone fell and broke last summer; and I’ve not replaced it. I also deleted my biggest social media account; and haven’t gone on any of the others in who knows how long. It has been freeing; and I’m amazed at how I am able to hear the voice of the Most High so much more often and clearly, throughout the day.

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  5. Deb, that is amazing! I know the feeling! These cable companies are charging so much for a little bit of nothing anyways. We have been thinking about cutting ours off, as well. It does free one’s life to do other things. Like listening to preaching on YouTube, reading and studying the Word and writing more. I have loved a good Hallmark movie in the past, but haven’t had much time to watch these days. And you know what? I don’t miss it much at all! Cudos for listening to God’s Voice! 💕

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    1. I haven’t missed it much. Living in ”tornado alley”, come storm season I’m sure I will miss the weather updates. I’ll have to work something out 😊


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