Tuesday, March 29, 2011

being free.

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen the following that I posted earlier.

I realize the irony about posting against social media on Twitter. But, honestly, it's not that big of a problem. I don't waste hours and hours on Twitter. I maybe check it once a day or so.

True Life: I deleted my Facebook. No, I don't think Facebook is of the devil or anything like that. But, it was definitely affecting my relationships with others, myself, and God. I didn't have to call my friends to see how they were doing...because I could see it on Facebook. I began comparing myself to my "friends" and got upset when I didn't measure up. And because I spent the hours and hours doing absolutely nothing...God kind of got left out of the picture. It's something I've realized. It's something God's been convicting me about. I don't need to forge these fake relationships with people. It means nothing to invest in someone's life by clicking "Add as Friend". I'm sorry, but that's not how you impact someone's life. It is too easy to get caught up in the fake and forget to invest in the real. For example, I have a friend that I recently fallen away from somewhat. She lives in a different state, so it's not like I see her all the time. I was feeling like I kept up with her via Facebook (because I could see what she was doing, recent pictures, etc)....but I haven't called her in over a year. That's ridiculous. 

I'm ready to get out there and form real (face to face) relationships with people. I don't want to "Friend" you or "Follow you". I don't want to be just another email or a text. I want to form a community with people...I want to know what's really going on and form a deep meaningful friendship. That's what it's all about. It's not about the number of "Friends" or "Followers" you have. It's about something deeper and more intimate. If that means I lose a couple of the people that I thought were my "friends"...so be it. If social media is all that is keeping us together...our friendship wasn't that strong anyways. If it means I get left out of the loop sometimes...so be it. (Just make sure to tell me where and when the free dinners are...that's important!)

It's a new start. And I've never felt so free. :)


  1. Whew. Those real friendships are what I've been longing for. Proud of you!

  2. Well, if I deleted mine, where would you sneak a peek at? ;) All kidding aside, I am very proud of you and I should probably take some time to consider this for myself.