I challenged myself to withdraw from social media for 30 days last month. At first it was really hard, I literally had to log out of the accounts and unplug. I still found myself in boredom going to the apps on my iPhone and realizing I was logged out. My brain subconsciously was attempting to access this apps because I created a habit. I didn’t realize that I was using extra time and focusing my energy on what everyone else was doing. Instead I chose to used that time to read the word more, do extra things with my kids, focus at work, have lunch dates with others and complete my tasks on time. I felt like I had more time to get stuff done. But never realized how distracted I was when I was on social media. Sometimes I would complain about not having enough time to get what I need done. But was it truly that I didn’t have enough time or was I not using my time wisely. My take away from the 30 day challenge was don’t let distractions like social media, take you away from the purpose God has given you. If you don’t know what that purpose is seek Him he has the answers. One of my favorite verses reminds me and encourage to keep walking regardless of the circumstances.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
The Lord has restored some of my passions and visions of things I loved doing as a kid. But stopped because life got in the way. He mended my broken heart and gave me life I never knew existed. I hope this encourages someone today. Be blessed!!!