Sunday, April 27, 2014

ignorance IS bliss

Something I have been struggling with lately is social media. I usually download the app every Friday and delete it every Sunday. Or if I really want to upload something, I delete the app immediately after. To crush the thoughts concerning how many "likes" or comments I've received.
I'm pretty good about going "cold turkey" about things. Fasting on sweets, BAM! No candy for weeks.....but social media is hard to quit, I've come to find.

key word: social. It's a way to be social, and I like it.
If you don't have an online presence....then who are you, really?
                                I know all the benefits of social media, it truly is a gift. Being able to stay in touch with family and friends who don't live near. It's awesome! No calling card needed!
But I realize it's left a negative affect on me...
1. It makes me unproductive
2. I am continually comparing myself to others(see #4)
3. Distracts me
4. It makes me unhappy (see #2)

THIS SEASON IS FOR ME. MADE FOR ME. I WAS MADE FOR THIS SEASON. Who am I kidding. I need this season but I find myself avoiding it because of this thing called social media.
For a while I didn't know what to pray about. I thought I was just "fine"...but I as soon as I deleted that app, it clicked, the light bulb turned on.

I was comparing myself to others. Their lives, their joys, their events.

"Our awareness drives our discontentment" I was happier when I didn't know....ignorance IS bliss.

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. Galatians 6:4

My prayer for me right now is for a new vision in this season. New eyes, so I don't find myself comparing to others. New eyes to focus on Jesus.  

Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5

I'm taking small doses of social media...this is what works for me. 

Do yourself a favor, listen to this teaching:
Robert Madu hit the nail on the head.

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