This is a continuation of my previous post.
For the past few months, the Lord has been speaking to me to have less social media time but I didn’t even bother. He has spoken to me through mentorings, even through some people and even in my prayer time. So, I believe that everything happens for a reason. So my phone who has been working so fine, died(haha) last Jan.28th (dili na mo.on ug kalit) And I dont know why. It did nit show any signs that it wouldnt work anymore.
By the way, after a week my phone died on me — andrew’s brother let me borrowed his phone. Right now i did not plan yet of having a new one. I am still waiting for God’s go signal.But still i’m up for the challenge of not opening my FB and instagram even if it’s too tempting .I didn’t say that I will no longer be using social media forever but right now I just want my heart to be right with the Lord and not hearing any voices except from GOD alone.
Today, February 13,2019 is the 3rd week of not opening my fb Application and instagram. Thank you Lord for helping me out and having this courage
not to be too attached with social media. Psalm 101:3 ” not set before my eyes anything that is worthless.
Please dont misunderstood me that social media is worthless because for some it is useful and it helped them. I am speaking of my own experience of how the Lord commanded me to lessen social media because I am not hearing Him clearly. As they say, it’s pruning time.
With that being said, I believe I missed a lot of miraculous things that God js about to do because my heart wasnt ready yet at that time! I missed hearing the voice of God so clearly. I missed the times when the Lord wants to speak to me .I did not hear Him clearly because of the world’s noise.
Rechecking of one’s self is a must really. God wants to work in us but He cant get through because my heart was not with Him totally.
Well, you know how very hard it is for me not to use fb and instagram (as they say, social media is life)
But I tell you,I am enjoying life even more and more without even capturing everything on my phone and post it. And this is all by the grace of God!And I want more of it!
I am able to do my devotional without distraction(no need to scroll on my fb newsfeed and instagram),
I spend my time with my husband even
without my phone with me (and not need to post instastories how happy I am with my married life), we(my husband) were able to have eat outs without annoucing it on my facebook,was able to spend time with my family without letting others know.
Isn’t that wonderful?
I never thought I could do this. Indeed Phil.4:13 is too real. His word is powerful!
I just want to share one thing out of the many things I learned out from this ongoing experience:
People (us) wants affirmation in a way that it makes us feel good. All along i did not know that I have been wanting affirmation through my posts and insta stories. When people see our posts and like it, or they see our instastories and lookin’ like we got everything together ,showing it off how life is good but the reality is,we dont have it altogether. And that’s a sad story to tell.
Everybody is trying to fit in.And as Christians, we were not born that way.
Affirmation should be directly coming from the Word of God- from God Himself so we will not look for someone else or something else to fulfill it for us.
We have to make sure where our life is being anchored -is it in the Word of God or is it in this world?
“When i’m listening for Your voice. And i’m shutting out the noise. I know that You will speak clearly” (Lyrics from Praise before my breakthrough)
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this
world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.