A month ago, I stepped off the Instagram/Facebook platforms, excluding the podcast account and Facebook marketplace for toddler furniture. Some days I wonder what I’m missing (Are friends going to think I don’t care for them since I didn’t text or comment about XYZ?). Most days I’m thankful to be free from the pressure to know what happens right when it happens. Some days I miss the quick response to words written with the hope of encouraging another. Other days I love the humble posture of praying for those that cross my mind and trusting God is meeting their needs. Some days I want to scroll through my favorite accounts and be refreshed by their words. Most days I rejoice in all the breathing room in my mind. Some days I’m tempted to believe I’m not being faithful somehow by not being present in those online spaces. Other days I’m confident this was the best decision I could have made for this current season of life. I follow Jesus and He can be wholly trusted.
I’ve realized social media habits are not the only distraction to my pursuing of and obedience to the Lord. But I’m convinced, surrendering the metrics, the constant drumming of other voices and being seen by many has done wonders for my soul.
One thing FOR SURE, it’s cultivating a trust in God that life is richer when the things that really matter have more wiggle room and get more of my full attention.
If there’s a formula for a happy life, it’s quite simple – inhabit the moment.JOHN MARK COMER
PS – How cool is this photo I captured from our bedroom window?