Taking a Break From Facebook

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I’ve decided to delete my Facebook apps. Those of you who know me personally, know that I am a true advocate of Facebook. I have friends all over the globe and Facebook allows me to keep in touch. Lately, for whatever reason, I’ve been feeling “blah”. I haven’t been able to pinpoint what is causing the feeling, and decided to pray. The Lord has put it on my heart to take a break from Facebook. I’m not sure why, but I’m certain that God’s will is where I want to be. I look forward to learning the life lessons God wishes to teach me throughout this time.

It’s been about 6 hours since I’ve deleted my Facebook applications. I keep picking up my iPhone and iPad fully expecting to see a Facebook notice and remembering, “Oh, yea, I deleted my Facebook apps!” In six hours I have realized how much my mind tends to wander to this addictive blue and white app. I’m not sure, but in a way I can escape my own world and enter into the worlds of all my friends on Facebook. The problem is, I need to be “here” in my world. I must be fully present in my relationship with God, in my own home and in my relationships with my husband, my children, and my friends.

How long will this break last? To be honest, I’m not sure! It could be a few days, a week, a month, or a year! I know I need time to refocus my attention back on my primary priorities, God and my family! I’m truly expecting to experience a revival of my spirit. I can’t help but ponder the way Satan will use anything in our lives to distract us from focusing on God. I refuse to allow Satan to use Facebook to distract me from focusing on Jesus. Don’t get me wrong, often God speaks to me through Facebook, but right now I need to spend time allowing God to speak directly into my heart. Don’t worry, you know me, I’ll keep you updated on what God teaches me through this time!

Blessings,

Crystal

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8 thoughts on “Taking a Break From Facebook

  1. I go on FB fast too. I’ve done it quite often for a month or more. You are so right about needing to be “here” in your world! It’s easy to get caught up in the world of cyber space and forget “real” space. I can get caught up in the world of Pinterest as well and forget to be present where I am living life in the “here and now”. It’s not that I don’t want to stay connected with friends and family that live many miles from me; it’s just that my body is here and not there so I need to live here where my body is. Blessings to you on your FB fast! May the Lord open up the windows of heaven to you!

  2. Facebook breaks are definitely refreshing and helps remind you of what really matters outside of the social media world. I’ve done a few myself in the past couple of years and they were very beneficial to me. Hope you enjoy yours!

  3. I too took a Facebook break, a few times. The first time was SO HARD!! And then last November, I decided I was done. I had to realize that the people who were meant to be in my life would still stay in contact with me. And it’s proven true. I feel so free without it, but it took awhile! I think it ends up like a drug addiction..we go through withdrawals when we cut it off! Best of “luck” to you on your journey, I pray The Lord reveals Himself to you in a whole new way while you’re on your break. Blessings to you!

  4. It is addicting…so is Pinterest, email, and blog-reading! Oh, and you can also add text messages and iTunes. Google can play a part if your a knowledge-junkie, or instagram if your a shutterbug. Then there’s youtube- clicking one video will just lead to the next. They are the lay’s potato chips of the internet!

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