Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Way Out of Temptation


I've always had a like - dislike relationship with social media. I've never loved it, but I don't really hate it anymore.

It’s been a blessing in many ways, but the best part—and I only know this because of the occasional e-mail I receive telling me—is that God uses what He leads me to write to touch others. And that makes being in this online world so much richer.

Any form of social media, however, can be addicting. And then it can become destructive.

Too often I've found myself losing chunks of time scrolling through feeds aimlessly. Or feeling like I have to keep up with what someone else is doing...only to then feel inadequate and insecure.

It's a temptation that sneaks up and attacks, and we're vulnerable to it because we think we have it under control.

But God gives us a way out.

When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13b NLT
The question is, are we going to take that way out?

Are we going to avoid the temptation by accepting God's help?

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In Christ,
Laura

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3 comments:

  1. I love this and find social media to be both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I have a beautiful online community of friends. A curse because it totally can consume you and your time. I love how you were proactive when you needed to be to remove the temptation from your life. Thankful you shared this at The Weekend Brew.

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  2. oh man. i tend to not see my mindless times scrolling through social media as being tempted, though it totally is. it's tempting to waste time PLUS to get me in a place of discontent and jealousy. no bueno!

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  3. I totally get you. Sometimes I have to avoid FB - either out of wasting time or out of protecting my soul. You bring up wise words here. Thank you for this! Cheering you on from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith.

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