Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So Long, Facebook!

Well, I did it! I finally deactivated my Facebook account. I have been thinking of doing this for a while and after several people I know made the decision it made things even more clear to me-this was the right thing to do. I will admit that I had some hesitation about clicking the "Deactivate" button, but I'm happy to report that I'm still alive after doing so. There may be people who benefit from this social network, but for me personally it was becoming an obstruction in my journey of becoming a better Christian and person as a whole. Some may use Facebook for positive purposes, but at times I allowed it to take over and feed into every jealous and bitter part I possessed in my FAR FROM PERFECT self. I found myself checking updates on people constantly, looking through photos to see what people were up to, sometimes secretly hoping they were not having more fun than me. At times my feelings would be hurt if I found out about events that took place and I was not invited. The problem? This is not the kind of person I want to be, as a Christian I should be hoping that all my friends or people I have felt offended by are having a great time and living their life to the fullest. And, when I was using Facebook for less destructive purposes, I was wasting my valuable and precious time. Time I could be doing something constructive, like spending time with my children, working on home improvements, crafting, or actually speaking with friends in the flesh. If you are really my friend, you know my number, where I live and how to get in touch with me. Social media is beginning to place of the telephone and personal visits. The fact is, rather than use the phone or drive to a friend's house we log on and plug in. I feel like a weight has lifted and I am FREE to live my life. In a nutshell, Facebook was creating too much mental clutter in my life that was unnecessary and it was time to deep clean!

1 comment:

  1. Very wise. Facebook can be destructive. I like it in small doses. Usually I only post what music I am listening to during the day.