Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January=Facebook Fast

One of my standards in my life has always been that I did not want anything in my life that I could not do without.  Throughout the years, I have tried this out at various times with things like television, caffeine and even sugar. I try to teach that to my children also. I have compassion to those who are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, even food.  I think it is so much easier if we stay away from the things that have the capability to control us daily.

Facebook is one of those things that can be a blessing or a curse.  I recently found myself way too concerned about facebook.  I admit, it was affecting my emotions.  Behavior that we would not find acceptable in face to face interactions seems to be common on facebook.  Seeing parents bash their children or children their parents, watching people I know are critical of others 'suck up to' them online, Christian couples lusting over movie stars and airing their marriage woes, as well as general negativity were just pulling me down.

I love the people on my 'page' that daily post scriptures, news and encouragements to others but found that I needed a break.... desperately.  So I went on a facebook fast for the month.  What is absolutely awesome about it was that when I shared it with my Sunday school class one of the gals in there had just deleted her facebook last month while God had been dealing with three others in the area of facebook.

It sure helps to have support!  I am just blown away but what God is doing during this time; not only in my life but also in theirs.  He is breaking bondages and mindsets that were so set it can only be Him. Our church is experiencing a break thru and I find myself not carried away and worried about the people I cannot control anyway!

I don't know what the end result will be of this month (I will get back to you on that).  But I do know that God is good and this is a good thing!

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