It’s Okay to Leave Facebook

In the world of social media everyone seems to post their best family photos, updates, events, social festivities. I am guilty of making my news feed look more like June Cleaver then the reality of “Hoarders” and “Nanny 911”.  Overtime my feed evolved into arm-chair activism, and a filler for real social interaction. I always seem to be angry, insecure, and grumpy while on Facebook even when my feed was filled with positive posts. I have done fasts where I deactivate my account before and the longing to feel connected to something bigger, to feel needed, to matter crept in and I would eventually log on. Slowly, without notice I became more present in my social media then at the breakfast table with my children. Talking to them while my focus and eyes were squarely focused on my phone, tablet, or laptop. Being impatient with them if they interrupted me while I was replying to that oh so important post (not my proudest parenting moments). A check to the gut came from not only God pulling at my heart every time I logged on but confirmed in my 8-year-old son, “mommy you pay more attention to your device then me”. SO I DELETED MY FACEBOOK !!! I apologize for yelling. The freedom I have felt is amazing.  The time that I now have that I scrolled away is used for time connecting with my kids, diving into the word of God and finding out his will (this blog is one). I am a more present mamma, wife, and child of God. And you know what? The world did not end. I still have friends emails, phone numbers, and I can use messenger without a Facebook profile. For me this was the best move. In Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

 

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