“And the Israelites did not remember the Lord their God, Who had delivered them out of the hand of all their enemies on every side.” ~Judges 8:34
But unlike our cell phone games, God is too much of a gentleman to harass us to serve Him. Even the Bible applications will not bully you to open it up and read the Bible. And you will never receive unpleasant messages because you forgot about your reading plan for two days. You have to make a conscious decision to serve Him and to spend time in His Word, and to spend time with Him in prayer every day. And unlike all the social media platforms that will hook you with sensation, gossip and lies; God’s Word will always be honest, consistent and without any grey areas. Even if you interpret it wrong, the Spirit will redirect your thoughts to the actual message.
The standards of the modern world includes an account for every type of social media platform available (among other things). Because the more accounts, the less time you will have to spend with real friends and family. And the more accounts, the less time you will have available to do anything constructive for your spiritual well-being. But while the world will influence (and bombard) you with earthly things from the outside, God wants to transform you from the inside so that you can have a mind shift to realize His truth. And if you can start to prioritize what is really important and life changing, you will be able to apply better time management, and only then will God be able to really let you in on His perfect will for your life. Why? Because only then will you be able to make enough time in a day to say “speak Lord, for Your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:10). Our Father will rather patiently wait for you to return, than to try and compete with every earthly thing that is consuming your time.
So if you feel that God is far away, and that you can’t really hear or feel Him, then it might be time to check your priorities. See how much time you are spending on your cell phone chatting to your friends, updating them about things they are probably not even interested in, watching videos, editing photos, browsing and reading all sorts of articles, playing games, etc. And compare all those things that are just a diversion from real life, with the time you spend on a daily basis in the Word and in prayer. And if you see that there is a total imbalance towards the things of this world, maybe it is time to rather check your priorities than to ask what happened to God?
“Will he take delight in the Almighty? Will he call upon God at all times?” ~Job 27:10