Thursday, March 30, 2017

giving God my more

As many of you know, I recently took some time off from social media.
Two months to be exact.
I did this because I felt like the Lord was leading me away from it...
Asking me to consider it's place and importance in my day-to-day life.

Why?

Because my focus was clearly being distracted by it.
My time was more and more consumed from it.

The checking, the reading, the updating, the surfing, the posting… etc., etc., etc.

I was undisciplined in it's usage.
I was overly-hungry for the sudo-acceptance and insta-gratification it promised.
For who doesn't like being “liked” online?
Really, who doesn't want to be seen, accepted, informed, and in-the-know?
The mainstream, if you will.
The newsworthy and notable.
The "more" we login to find each and every day.

To this end, I have spent the last two months praying over what the return on my social media investment of time has brought me over the years.
And though I believe balance is ultimately the key, I still want to be certain that my first objective in life is to abide in the Lord and to love others in His Name.

I want to serve my King actively rather than fit Him in between surfing the many online feeds.
I want to be satisfied in Jesus' holiness rather than be fed with selfish superficiality and buzz.

So, today I'd like to formally return online via all forms of social media.
I'd like to say, yes... I'm back, and I'll definitely be chiming in from time-to-time.
I'll share a blog or two, a photo, a painting, a quote... or whatever... on any given platform, any given day.

BUT... please know that overall, I have committed myself to be less online.

Why?

So I can give God my more.
So I can be present in His presence.
So I can "like" Him live!

You see, when all is said and done... I want to seek Him the most.
He is my mainstream... my newsworthy... my notable... my truest family and eternal friend...
He is my devoted purpose worthy of all glory and praise.

Just thought I'd let y'all know, and encourage y'all to consider the same. 

LIKE LIKE LIKE!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

:)

Victoria

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