Wow, it is hard to believe that just a mere seven days ago, I took on this challenge of staying away from social media and writing something everyday. I can really say that there has been a spiritual awakening in myself that is very hard to explain by doing this. There are things at work in my life that I can not explain fully, other than saying the hand of God is moving things into place for me. This exercise has made this me see the things at work a lot better.
Now, this has not been easy. I was a social media junkie. To make matters worse, it is promoted everywhere… follow me here, follow me there, look at me, look at me, find my updates, and all that stuff is EVERYWHERE!!!! It is amazing to me, to be quite honest, because I can actually remember a time when there was no internet as we know it today. Long before the time of the Facebook and the Twitter there was something called socializing… where you actually had to go out and interact with people… Please don’t misunderstand me here, everything has its place, but in my experience so far with not including these in my life, I have had the pleasure of strengthening actual relationships, both Earthly and Spiritually.
That is the main point of Lent itself, a renewed strength in the relationship with God. I have actually gone from checking the Facebook page first thing in the morning to saying a prayer of thanks. I have, instead of watching the Twitter feed, actually had more conversations with my wife and kids. There is something to say about that. Again, everything has its place, but it should never be all consuming, and for me, I think that is what was happening. Everything in moderation, and it has been such a blessing for me.
I still have a very long way to go to make my goal, but if this is what I am seeing after only seven days, I know that God has some big things on the horizon. This has allowed me to further my relationship with Him, and allowed me to be open to what the Spirit is saying to me on a deeper level. I honestly hope there are others out there who is experiencing the same wonders that I am, and if not I am praying that everyone will, at least once in their life. God bless everyone who takes the time to read this.