The Best of Facebook

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Silence was the best of Facebook this week. I took off for a while and rediscovered that best life. I’m not anti-social media. I’m actually a proponent of communication via every platform out there. The truth is, we all probably need to step back and enjoy the silence from time to time. 

Here’s the fun thing: no one noticed I was not there. While there was the usual automated stuff that happened, the people who really needed to find me did. I didn’t make the big announcement on purpose. I did keep up with the account I manage for my Bible Study as well as email. Everything else was silent. 

It was easier and more pleasant to talk to God and my family in this environment. Lack of focus always comes from multitasking. Refreshment came out of the experience. I also learned that for the first time in a long time, I got to tell people what I was doing instead of hearing “I saw on Facebook that you did…” and that was lovely. I believe that this week as I go back I return with a better perspective of my social media usage. I still know and believe that I’m supposed to spread hope everywhere I am. I thank God for teaching me the value of unplugging for a while. I will not become dependent of any digital stimulation. As the psalmist said, "all of my springs are in You" (Psalm 87:7).