Anti-Social Media

21 thoughts on “Anti-Social Media”

  1. I so agree with everything in this post. I find myself wondering what to post about each day, but the Lord seems to lead me in the right direction – if not only for my benefit, but for others. I must admit, I don’t always pray before writing and think that’s a great idea. If I did so, I’m sure the blog would be honoring him much more. Thanks for this post. It really hit home.

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    1. Good morning dear. I am thanking God for filling your cup here this morning with whatever it is you need to strengthen your soul. Writing is hard. Sometimes all we hear are crickets. At the end of the day, God sees our work and will use all things for the good of those who love Him. Praise His name!

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  2. Thank you, dear Julie. We seem to be walking a parallel path. I’ve been stepping away from my blog at intervals because I don’t write unless God gives me something. It is challenging to step away when the message of, “you must write at exact intervals or your community won’t think you are a serious writer.” Well, my experience is much like what you’ve just described, and that is; it’s ok. My two posts for this week reflect what I am walking in now, and my prayer as always is, “Lord I thank you for keeping me, and I ask that my experiences encourage those who read them.” God bless you sister. ♥

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    1. Oh dear Jacquie, thank you for letting me know. I need to follow your blog by email so I don’t miss a post. It is refreshing to connect with His children who write for His glory and pray for His message to be given to those who need it. I appreciate these blessings. I am asking God now to bless you this given day. In Christ, Julie

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  3. Well said Ms. Julie. I might add that sometimes our lives get so filled with others and other things that we don’t always have the time to respond to each and every blog or social media post as we would like. It’s important to maintain connections with our readers, followers, and friends; but those who are real will understand when something gets missed from time to time. Great tips on ensuring we respond with godly intent. There’s been numerous times when I’ve wanted to respond to a post or comment, having a visceral response of repulsiveness that I felt deserved to be countered. Still, the Holy Spirit reminds me of the importance of kindness and grace. That said, there are other times when I will state my beliefs and opinions about a topic. Not to discount what the person posting stated, but to offer a balanced opinion. God didn’t say “Don’t debate.” He said “… be kind, gentle, loving, patient, etc.” Great post my young fried. God’s blessings.

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    1. Thank you for your contributions here J.D. Yes, I agree as sometimes we are filled with ministering to others. I like how you said the “real” will understand. It no longer factors into my daily writing or posting (who will like or who will stay). May God who sees and knows keep His hand upon His children here in the blogger and social media world. May He bless you BIG today, sir, you and your wife and the lovely creatures He placed in your care.

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  4. ~ linking arms ~
    Ech, the social media / people pleasing / worry about others: it’s so strong in us, that flesh! Yes, God will supply all our needs, He will direct our paths. We must tune in to Him, receive what He offers, and pay attention to His guidance.

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    1. Thank you for this confirmation dear Wendi. Yes, God is the perfect teacher and have showed me over and over the truth that obeying Him trumps all. I agree social media can become all-consuming. I choose to be all-consumed by Him. Praying for you as I enter a time of rest this afternoon sister.

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  5. Dear Julie,
    I love when God confirms His Word to us. He has been speaking trust to me also. I came over here after I had read your reply on my post, but I didn’t know you were also talking about taking breaks. God has asked me to step away from my Instagram. The pressure that I felt there was never meant to be mine to carry. So He does ask us to trust Him, and to walk with Him. He is so faithful to help us in our surrenders. Love you and praying along with you dear sister.

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    1. Bettie, I am glad to hear you are obeying Him in taking a break. I cannot tell you how He has refreshed my spirit and clarified some things since stepping away from Facebook. I am sensing He will bring me back there soon. Last night when Jason and I read our devotional, I thanked God for you and for all He does through you sister. I pray He continues to lift you so that your feet do not stumble while your heart surrenders. Love from little middle of PA, Julie

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  6. Julie, your discussion has been a worthy one to read. WordPress is the only platform I use, but there are times when I feel overwhelmed with maintaining my blog. I still feel the passion to write, and this journey will always be more important to me than blog statistics. On the flip side, God has brought some amazing people into my world through what they write and share.

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    1. Yes, I believe the devil will work to mess wherever the Godly writers are. But praise God, for the victory is His! I agree. God has placed some amazing people in my path here in WordPress. He has also done some amazing things in social media connecting and re-connecting me with people.

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