Recently on facebook there has been a video going around called "Just look up". This video spoke into my heart and kind of kicked me in the butt because that is me. Constantly looking down, constantly checking my phone! When I find nothing there I move to my ipad! Enough is enough! Its time to get a little perspective.
Blogging and communicating is a very important part of my life. I have learnt so much and gained so many precious friends. But I must not jeopardize my relationships that are face to face either. My real family and real friends. (I say REAL because I have learnt there are huge differences between the REAL and the NOT REAL).
I want to be present! I want to give the person with me all my attention and because of all the bad social media habits I have collected, for example constantly checking my phone, this is going to be a real challenge for me :) . So, join with me and do a little housekeeping! Check yourself and your social media habits and just make sure they are not negatively impacting your friends and family. I will be putting down some internal rules for myself and hope to make sure that although my laptop, phone and ipad are constant companions, my "people" will come first!
God created us to be social but we need to use social media and not let it use us!
Psalm 118 v 24: This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it!
I chose this scripture because to enjoy each other's company does bring joy and we should enjoy those God places around us. He places them in our lives for a reason. I truly appreciate my online friends, believe me, you have been very important in my growth and my relationship with the Lord, but I need to not allow my bad social media habits to negatively affect my relationships of those the Lord has placed in my life.
God bless friends