While AWOL from Facebook: Fasting, Part 2
It’s been two weeks since I set out to surgically remove Facebook from my daily routine. You may think it extreme; it is. Cutting out my Facebook surfing time was difficult but necessary. I needed the break.
Is it forever? I don’t think so.
But taking the hiatus was a good thing to do and the discoveries I made while unplugged—helpful.
I learned that:
- Facebook isn’t going anywhere.
- Checking Facebook multiple times a day isn’t necessary.
- Most of the messages lit up in my toolbar aren’t important.
- I get a lot more done when I ignore Facebook’s presence.
- People who need to reach me know how to find me.
- I need to use Facebook for my ministry, but I don’t need to be tied to my timeline.
- I can take advantage of pre-scheduled posts to be more hands-off during the week.
- I can get by without a news feed.
For those of you who write or speak, you constantly hear you need to:
- Build your platform
- Create a web presence
- Be visible
But, how many hoops do we need to jump?
I can’t help but think that God is able to open doors that no man can shut…and shut doors that cannot be opened. God is my agent. He is the one who causes kings and rulers to rise up…and ministry leaders to shine.
So, the power that indwells me—the same power that raised Jesus from the dead—will equip me to do all God asks because:
- His ways are not my ways.
- He confounds the strong and raises the weak.
- His Holy Spirit is my ghost writer.
And I trust Him with every part of my being that His plans for me will succeed when I listen to His voice and respond to His timing.
Facebook is a frail, human institution that is not all-powerful.
Facebook's ever-changing algorithms cannot compete with my immutable God (Click to Tweet) —the One who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
He is known for parting Red Seas, toppling city walls, healing the sick, raising the dead, calling those who will hear, to follow Him….
And, He will establish my ministry in His way and His time.
I often have presupposed ideas of how things are going to turn out, but His ways are ALWAYS more amazing.
I don’t want to miss His miracle because it doesn’t look like my preconceived idea.
- It didn’t work for the Jewish or Roman rulers.
- It didn’t work for Jesus’ brothers.
- It didn’t work for Judas.
God works the most miraculous things when we refuse to keep Him in a box.
I know all this. Yet, I can fall into being a sheep and following the herd. Doing what everyone else is doing. I need to be reminded that I am me.
I am not a carbon copy or a cookie cutter girl. (Click to Tweet)
I am unique.
And, He has created you a one-of-a-kind too.
So, How will you trust Him beyond your limited view? (Click to Tweet)