Why I Decided to Fast Social Media

August 4, 2016

 

 

Social media can be time consuming. I've joined almost every social media outlet there is but I am most active on Facebook and Instagram which is why these are the two social media accounts that I chose to stay away from for awhile. 

 

My decision to go on a 40 day social media fast is so much deeper than just deactivating my accounts. I long to grow spiritually! I spend way more time scrolling down my newsfeed laughing at memes than I do meditating on the word of God. 

 

I realized that God deserves more from me. God deserves my time, my undivided attention, and my whole heart.

 

Since mid-July, I've been focusing more on strengthening my relationship with Christ. This means, I've been going to church regularly , praying more, listening to worship music more, and reading my Bible more. By the grace of God, my spirit has awaken and my relationship with Christ has rekindled. 

 

Fasting social media has allowed me to get myself together. I feel more disciplined and focused on my goals because I have more TIME to commit to God. I am learning to fight my own flesh everyday to become more "Christ like". I am fighting away spiritual laziness and my own emotions. I still have A LOT to learn. 

 

Throughout these past few weeks of having no FB or Instagram I can honestly say that I am at peace with myself. I don't worry about my future because I know that God will take good care of me. I'm far from being a religious person, I'm just a twenty-something year old girl who has a personal relationship with Christ.

 

There's so much more to life than just waking up and going to school or work everyday. I long to know the ONE who blesses me and the one who gave me LIFE - and that's JESUS!

 

 

 

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