Do You Have Nomophobia?

By James Li, Talon Staff Writer

Nowadays, at least 40% of Americans, who are under the age of 30, has “nomophobia”. So-called no phone anxiety, it refers to when people didn’t think they took their phone with them or thought they lost their smartphone, producing fear. This fear can lead to mental and the physical symptoms. A colleague said, this kind of phenomenon is called “farewell phone anxiety”. Seriously, this is not a funny thing. The statistics show that technology has changed many personal lives to a high degree. When there are no smartphone, people feel isolated. 72% of Americans said that most of the time, mobile phones are beside themselves within less than 5 feet.

As a Christian, I believe that God says, “that people living alone is not good”, it is not just announced that people need a wife and helper. God reveals that He created man and he was meant to have a social existence, that is to say, people need to communicate with God and interact. This is the reason why Hebrews10:25 told Christians to be aware of “not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

In other words, although the save is personal and individual, God still wants us to grow in the grace of communicate with other believers. Using spiritual gifts to preaching and teaching. Only in the fellowship and mutual transportation, Christians to take root downwards, growth upwards, and bearing the grace of God that He gave His people and the blessing.