I have decided to delete my Facebook account. Why? Because it is a time vacuum! I have friends that have Facebook and they check it once a week and that is it, if I was one of those people, that would be great. Unfortunately I don’t seem to be one of those people, so I am more the kind that checks it once an hour. What brought me to this point. I am preaching on prayer this Sabbath and I was thinking about the things that I do more than pray…I used to watch more TV than pray…I used to watch more movies than pray…I used to watch more sports than pray…I used to play more golf than pray…all those things have basically been eliminated in my life. But as I was writing my sermon today…I realized that whenever I took a “mental break” or a “stretch break” I was simultaneously checking Facebook. Checking Facebook has almost become a default function in my life. I don’t want anything to be a default programmed function in my life other than Prayer, Studying the Bible, Loving my wife, loving my kids, and doing good to others.
So when I realized all this, the nagging sense that I should take a fast from Facebook kicked into high gear. Then sudden intense resistance! I began to rationalize all the reasons I should stay on Facebook. I began trying to convince myself that I could just check it once a day. I wondered, “What will I do without Facebook?” Forgetting I had lived about 30 years without Facebook. But as the resistance grew so too did the determination to leave Facebook behind. I’ve learned that if I am trying to cling to things that are not of the spiritual nature or rationalize existence of those things in my life, then that is a sure sign it is time to say goodbye. So I say goodbye to Facebook today…in just an hour or so to be exact.
Why am I canceling it completely. Because I know myself…Nuff said! 🙂
I may be back someday, of course I took a 40 day fast from MySpace about 4 years ago and never went back to that, so maybe this will be permanent. Not all my time on Facebook has been a waste, but a lot of it has, so hopefully the time that was wasted will now be utilized for the Kingdom of God!
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