Fasting isn't for sissies. And fasting isn't ALL about food.
This past week I decided to fast from Facebook. (Click to Tweet)
For those of you who are raising your eyebrows, bear with me. For those who aren't, I know you understand.
Facebook is a time robber
Facebook is like sifting through gobs of garbage to find a gem
Facebook isn't the only way I can contact people
Facebook has news that isn't news, and truth that isn't truth. Often we find it difficult to tell the difference unless we research every page that shares a link.
I guess I finally decided that something had to give.
I found myself scrolling through the news feed much to often and really am not gaining anything of real worth.
Out of boredom? Maybe.
Because I crave interaction? Getting warmer.
Because I desire the connection and kudos of others? Bingo!
If any of you struggle with this too, I would love to hear from you.
I have way too many things to be attending to and taking a break from Facebook is a good idea.
I am designing a new website.
I am writing retreat messages for this fall.
I have two book projects in differing stages of un-doneness.
Not to mention clutter that has taken over areas of my house like uninvited house guests.
Just a note: I have tackled much of the clutter and it feels like a burden lifted.
Someone suggested I put a dollar in a jar for every hour I resist the temptation to check Facebook. Not sure I have enough dollars for that plan, but I do plan to reward myself for the productivity increase I anticipate.
In the meantime, the Lord has whispered a word during my quiet time I would like to share with you.If we know Christ we are called to be:
- Ministers of Reconciliation
What might that look like for you?
I can tell you that I am doing lots of thinking about it.
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I'll keep you posted on the fast....in the meantime, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Be sure to read part two of this post: Fasting Discoveries--While AWOL from Facebook