It’s Friday! Woohoo! I don’t know about y’all, but I’ve been looking forward to this day all week. It’s the start of the weekend, and after the week we have had, I need a peaceful, relaxing weekend and preferably with less social media. I’m trying to keep my mind on Jesus and less on the Presidential Election; this can be challenging if we are forever reading and looking at social media. I know this because I have been so guilty of it.
Once I start reading, it consumes my mind, and I’m back to worrying and fretting over the outcome of this election. Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” So, we do not need to be anxious over this! We need to pray and ask God for what we want and need, and he will give us peace over this situation.
A couple of months ago, I took a social media break, and I can’t even explain how wonderful it was. I had no clue what was going on in the world or my town, and I can’t say I was upset about this. My mind was free from worry and fear; I was living life like everything was grand. Since I started blogging, I’ve been using social media again to get my blog out. I can see a difference in me since I’m back on it. I’m picking up my phone more, my mind is forever thinking about it, and I have this worry and fear on me again.
Netflix did a documentary on the effects of social media, called The Social Dilemma. I have not watched it yet, but I’ve heard quite a bit of people talking about it. It talks about the impact social media has on the world and how it consumes us. I’m not saying social media is all bad, but it takes over our minds and our attitudes. It can create so much negativity in our life.
With everything going on in the world right now, the last thing we need is to fill ourselves with negativity and hate. Today I challenge each one of you to take a break. Even if it is for a couple of hours or a day, take a break. Clear your mind and fill it with positivity and love. Hate starts with us; it is hard to spread hate and negativity when we fill our hearts and mind with good.
Proverbs 4:23 NKJV “Finally, brethern, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-mediate on these things.”
I love each one of you and hope y’all have a fantastic weekend!