Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lesson from King Solomon - Part 2

If you haven't please read my earlier post before you read this. :)

When I prayed asking God to reveal what stand on the way of my relationship with Him; one thing comes in my mind immediately: Facebook. It's not so much about the time that I spent on it because I learned that I can control my News FeedIt's more about how my heart long to know and connect to others, to read nice comments more than I long to know the Lord and to seek His approval. In addition instead of counting my blessings, I find myself at times long for something that others have or experience when I read their FB status or looking at their pictures.



Thus I decided to take a break from Face-booking. It's been 5 days I haven't logged in and I'm loving it! Knowing how I can be easily be tempted to log in, I ask my best friend a.k.a. hubby to keep me accountable. I asked him to put in the new password so I won't be able to log in even if I want to.

What if someone send me message? Since the beginning, I turn off the e-mail notifications except for ones when someone write me a message or wrote on my Wall, so I still can read and reply messages through e-mail but I haven't seen any news-feeds, friend request, tagged picture, etc....

Please don't get me wrong. . I'm not saying Facebook is all bad because I've been able to find and connect with many of my friends that I won't otherwise be in touch again. Also, I'm not sharing this because to boast on what I did, on the contrary, it's not something that I'm proud of but what I'm struggling and want to change.

To be honest, life without Facebook has been wonderful. I don't find myself wondering what my friends up to anymore. And, I've been able to do other things like reading and working on my tax. Yay!!! I think I'm gonna let Chris keep the password and ask him to log in for me once a week or so. *Update: ever since my bleeding, my mom got worried when she doesn't get immediate message reply from me so I'm back on Facebook daily but I plan to do this kind of social media fasting once in a while. 

I'll close this post with the first verse I memorized:



"Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men?
If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ"
Galatians 1:10

2 comments:

  1. cici thank you for sharing... aku jg lagi mikir ni.. keknya aku lebi banyak chatting with the "world" compared to chatting with the Lord...
    maybe I should do what you did.. hehehehehehe...
    thank you for always being such a blessing in my life..
    miss u ci...

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  2. miss u too, sister A LOT!!!

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