Hi friends!!! Welcome back to Cup of Kenz! My cup is overflowing this week with feelings of being overwhelmed, loved, and adjustment.
In this post, I am going to try to encapsulate what my two week social media break taught me and how it effected me. These past two weeks, although kind of unannounced, not-so-official, jumped-on-the-idea quickly and pursued it, were two of the most mindful, clear, and filling weeks.
Looking back now – I set my word as brave for the year of 2018 on December 30, 2017, and the very next day, the Lord showed up, and thankfully, I was listening. He guided me to start the year in bravery yet humility with this social media break.
On January 1st, I went for an afternoon walk. And in those ten minutes, all I remember is hearing the crunching snow beneath my feet. Sometimes life is like that. You’re walking through life, and it’s like you’re walking through the snow, the crunching and busy-ness of this world is so loud. The busy-ness and the crunching can cloud your brain, just like social media can. This was the main reason why I wanted to take this break. I was sick and tired of all the noise.
I quickly learned you can so easily lose yourself, become distant from God and get caught up in the noise of the online world, you don’t even remember how to live your own. Comparison becomes a trap you keep getting caught in.
We don’t stop and reflect on our day, our week, our year. We keep grinding, keep getting through each day, lay in bed at night scrolling on Instagram before bed, and forget and are distracted from our purpose that we are missing out on and gifted passions we aren’t utilizing. We have become less eager, okay with being stuck and not as accepting to change. We are less aware of our surroundings, ourselves and all of the in-betweens. Sometimes we don’t do the things we want or have been saying we want to do because we keep pushing them off. We don’t notice when we need replenishing, we forget what it feels like to just sit without looking at our phone.
We mentally and physically miss out on moments in life because our brains are so clouded by a whole other world rather than being fully alive in the one we are living in.
Most days, I forgot I had social media already. I felt refreshed, disconnected yet connected to what mattered and alert, rather than absorbed and removed from my current headspace. It’s hard to put into words what I experienced.
It’s been an adjustment this week having it back. The comparison creeps in again, and the enemy has tried to creep into my thoughts and steal them from me. I’m learning balance, the zest and HUGE love for real life and the absolutely incredible gift we have in that and even the perfectionist coming out in me that this blog won’t be perfect, that it’s all over the place with my thoughts. But knowing it will be redeeming to achieve that balance, become better, and being vulnerable with this will spring up change, and new life!!!
The Lord wants us to come to Him with a teachable spirit, not a worn out, fried-brain, discouraged from comparison spirit. He meets us in that, but when we are more fully giving ourselves to His Presence rather than an online presence, we are eager to be changed and clear to listen and live purposefully.
Thank you so much for reading a passionate part of my heart today. Be blessed!
Until Next Time,