Device continuously in my hand at all times. This constitutes a problem but only my eyes recognized the problem over the last week. My job is gone. The wool was really pulled over my eyes with my previous job. Since my job revolved around social media, I would use that as my excuse to always stay connected to technology at all times.
Who cares the house needs a deep cleaning? Who cares that there is world happening around me? Who cares that a good book was just released? Who cares that I was pushing my bible devotions further away? Who cares that I would stay tuned to my phone during a movie my girls really wanted me to watch? Who cares that a fun television show was on?
Enough is enough. I decided last Friday, that I was tired of social media over-ruling my life. It was time to make a big decision and start calling all the shots in my social media world. I am officially stepping away from my personal Facebook page. I will use Facebook for my business and blog and that is IT. The second step was completed today by uninstalling the Facebook app on my phone. Do you realize how much time I would spend scrolling through the news feed? It is quite embarrassing and I do hang my head in shame. It was like an addiction. Last Friday night, I started overcoming my addiction by completing first step: stop posting to my personal page.
I am enjoying keeping the house clean on a daily basis. In the last two days, I have watched three entire movies with the girls without any technology being in sight. It is an amazing feeling. This is what being a parent really means. I am getting back to the basics. Watching my girls more closely, and letting them know that they are more important than a technology device. Mommy really does care about that special drawing or the creative dance they are performing. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders for some reason. I feel lighter.
During this time, I also want to really get closer to God through his word. Each morning, as soon as I woke up, I would check my Facebook. Social Media was more important than God. This is just wrong. How do I expect to grow in my faith and help lead my girls in their faith when I keep putting things before God? God is working through me and I had to let the guard down. I am ready to see what he is going to do with my life and my family. I vow to read more devotions daily and really understand the word of God more.
There will be a few social media outlets that I will still partake in, instagram, pinterest and twitter. I am (onemomsworld) on all channels. Obviously, I will continue to blog as well as this is my creative outlet. I love to write.
Think about it. Is social media over-ruling your life?