I am detoxing my social media platform a bit and focusing more on: writing, blogging, praying, and my physical wellness. For the month of lent I am deciding to fast my public insta-platform. Particularly because I need to focus more on my relationship with God and where He is guiding me.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.
Social media is a powerful agent of good and evil. Increasingly, we are becoming more aware that it has the ability to influence substantially and target specific user behaviors. I find that the more “present” I am on social media, the more green eyed I become. What I mean is, the more I consume social media, the more I feel that I am not enough. It is a cyclic pattern and I would like to focus my Lent fasting in prayer and consciousness. Especially in the months leading up to my move.
The next item I’d like to focus on is reconditioning my body as the temple of God. A lot of people use “temple of God” to signify purity and virginity. The temple of God is your body and, while it may be inclusive of sexuality, it also includes being physically healthy and well. I am hoping to shift my behaviors around my physical wellness being during my instagram and facebook fast. This is particularly important because I became increasingly overweight during my battle with xxxxxx in 2018. Since then, I have not removed the excess weight gained during that time. If my physical health ails me, how am I to complete God’s work? Spiritual, physical, and mental wealth is interconnected. When the three are aligned, financial wealth will closely be followed by God’s grace.
Now that I’ve shared my reflections, I’d like to share some of my battles.
There are a lot of unknowns in the coming month and I am deeply troubled with concerns and worries. Life is not always quite what it seems. My anxiety seems to be back with a vengeance and I am working to ease it down in the coming months. Anxiety can sometimes feel crippling, and for those who have never experienced it, it’s difficult to explain. It’s a constant two hands braced inside your head, shaking your head, screaming and asking if you’ve planned enough for the sixty problems ahead that may or may not exist. It is debilitating, exhausting, and overwhelming.
The social media detox will be very much necessary to calm that voice inside my head. It will provide clarity and a voice of peace.
Pray for me.
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