Lent Day #20 - Social Media Attack
Day 20 of 46 and going strong. No radio, no political talkshows, no sports radio, nothing. This effort has afforded me the opportunity for more thought, reflection and time to process my decisions.
Last night I decided to take things to another level and I removed all social media apps from my phone. It's a different aspect and dimension to my original plan but one that I felt was needed to keep me focused. If you're anything like me, you waste lots of time on social media. Social media is fantastic to stay connected, renew old friendships, you likely connected to this post via social media. It's not an issue of good and bad, it's an issue of better and best. What's the best way for me to spend my time? What's the best "bang for my buck" with the limited amount of down time I have during a given day?
My time on social media takes away from my time with my family, my time with the Lord, my time to actually rest and re-energize. I'm not going to be "that guy" condemns all use of social media but I would challenge you to put into practice what Paul talks about in Ephesians 5:15-16 where he says, "Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."
Does the word "wisdom" describe your use of social media? Does your use of social media lead you to make the most of "every opportunity"? For me, I realized that having social media apps on my phone was taking away from the wise use of my time. It was taking away from me, "making the most" of every opportunity. I encourage you to pray for wisdom in this area and make the necessary moves. Be encouraged and keep moving forward.
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