Friday, June 24, 2011
Goodbye to Facebook? Not sure...
Last night, I watched two more newscasts about how easy it is to breach the security, especially if one uses facebook.
Of course, fear gripped my heart. I then began reflecting on my use of facebook. The primary reason I went on facebook a few years ago was at the insistence of my sister and sister-in-law. They both posted most of their pictures of their families and events on there. One of them told me she would no longer send me e-mail pictures because it was much easier to use facebook, and I just needed to get with the rest of the world and use facebook.
She was right. I was able to see pictures of family miles away much more easily. Now, though, I realize the primary reason I use facebook is to share what God has put on my heart. Do I really need to continue doing this? Is that prompting still from God?
The blog certainly is. God knows my need to write and share. --But does it need to be facebook? What is facebook primarily used for by most folks?
For me, it has been wonderful to connect with a former middle school friend in California, Becky. What an amazing Christian woman! It has been great to share Tabby's healing from cancer as well as to ask for prayer requests.
Yet, I worry. Is facebook a place I seek affirmation? I have that weakness, you know. I have always for some odd reason sought affirmation. It is why I went to graduate school, sought positions of recognition, and probably even write this blog to some degree.
God is really working on that need in my life. My affirmation must come from pleasing Him, from Him, not others. As long as I seek it from others, it will be like a bottomless pit in my soul, never being filled.
So I am praying about this. It may be time to say so long to something that can be somewhat as addictive as my morning coffee, checking facebook.
No matter what, join me in thanking God for His unconditional love and affirmation through Jesus.
For His Glory,