Have you read my previous posts It’s Okay to Leave Facebook and/or A Month off Facebook ? If you have this post may be shocking and disappointing. However, read to the end it is very uplifting and in no way defeating.
I have a brand new Facebook account. After frustration with the instant messenger app crashing or not sending my message, my father opened an account, disconnected from updated info from our home school group and small group, much praying, and discussion with my husband, I started a page. My intent is to use facebook for personal connections with family and friends that I really have met outside of the inter web and for promoting our blog.
The ultimate question is what is different this time?
First, Boundaries. I deleted my old account. Meaning I am starting fresh with a sound mind and the light of Gods word. Apologize to those people who I am not friending mainly because of the toxicity that shows up on Facebook from them or friends of friends.
Secondly, I released the need for man’s approval and God has replaced it with a need to seek his approval. Are my actions and words pleasing to God?
Thirdly, my foundation is in Christ. In the past two months I organizing and analyzing how I used my time. The priority was and is a relationship and understanding of the trinity. Lots of prayer and making prayer a regular daily occurrence. An amazing thing has happened that I am praying throughout the day spontaneously as needed or moved by the spirit.
How is this full circle?
Fair question. My perception, outlook, and attitude have all changed and now I find myself back on Facebook. I am far from perfect and still a sinner. In spite of that I have a heavenly Father who loves me and you endlessly. Social media is a reality in this day and age but it doesn’t have to be mine or your life.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been save.” Ephesians 2:4-5 –