Breaking Up

I’ve gone over a month without blogging. I’ve actually tried really hard to disconnect from the internet and social media all together.

Sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on a whole world that I liked to be apart of. And then other times I wish I could just shut my phone off and not be reached at all.

This social media thing has consumed so much of my time. At times, it’s made me believe my life isn’t good enough or that I’m doing things all wrong. I get caught up in the comparison game and hate who I am.

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Beautifully Designed by Ashley Shepherd,  last week while I was running my little heart out. She has an episode that related to these thoughts so much I’m pretty sure she did that episode just for me.

Here’s the point she made that made me just stop right in the tracks. The only person we need to impress is Jesus. We don’t need to worry about who’s liking our photos, following us on social media. None of that matters.

Yes. Yes. Yes.

I couldn’t agree more. I actually messaged Ashley and told her I had been going through this same “breaking up” of the internet phase that she’s feeling.

Social media is great. My family in MN, WI, CA and everywhere else can see what I’m doing I life. But I think we let our time and energy get consumed by the negative aspects.

We want to be “famous” on social media. We want as many likes and followers as we can get. I am 100% guilty of this. Trying to build a brand- actually 2- on social media and it’s taken over my life.

Thats why I had to break up with Instagram and Facebook- somewhat. I have to step back and enjoy my life in the moment, not worrying about posting photos and getting likes.

I so badly want to be able to share my life, my running, the good and the bad but in a way that is not obsessive. I need to have it in my mind that the only person that I need to impress is Jesus. That’s it. Just Him.

Likes on Instagram aren’t going to get me into heaven.

Likes from Jesus will.

This world we live in is so fast moving and all online. I think it’s good for all of our souls to take a step back and breathe a little. I’m not saying give it up completely. I’m saying be in control.

Our phones are addictive just like drugs and alcohol. At least in my eyes. And I don’t want to regret being on my phone so much that I miss the good stuff.

Don’t worry about the likes, the followers and the comparison game. Enjoy your life and share what you want.5ADA3950-F555-4484-817C-D2B1DC13B9BF.jpeg

Peace.

Love.

Happiness.

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