Monday, February 14, 2011

Facebook Detox: Part I

It's been two weeks since I've been Facebook (FB) free. It's liberating, really. I'm not going to go on an anti-Facebook crusade, because there's nothing wrong with FB. But, to be relative, for me, right now, for who I am, it is wrong for me. I'm in a new place, I know very few people, and we have very little do to. And the truth is that Facebook doesn't fulfill any of those needs.

Last Thursday I went to a Christian mother's group, and the speaker was very touching. While the message was about bringing ourselves closer to God, she multiple times gave the phrase "Facebook is not Fellowship" and encouraged us as women to cultivate our relationship with God by turning away from distractions and to focus on where God is calling us right now. It struck a chord with me, as this project has already been well under way.

In the past two weeks I have sent more meaningful emails than I have in the last five years. I've talked to friends on the phone instead of relying on a FB status to make sure they're doing okay. People have called me to see how I'm doing up here alone. Over dinner I don't need to share with my husband what so-and-so posted and how someone's response offended me, or to share other useless information that does not benefit our lives in the long run.

Most importantly, my peace isn't distracted by following the lives of others. I will walk in circles if my focus remains there, but God is calling me (and all of us) to something uniquely our own, and the only way we'll follow the straight path and stop walking in circles, is if our focus is on Him.

I'm trying.  


Theresa said...

You are inspiring! Truly.

Sarah said...

Love it!! Keep up the good work!

Erin said...

Thanks again for expiring me to quit! It doesn't even feel like two weeks! I must not miss it much!

Little stay at home momma said...

Such a nice post Mallory. Your blog is inspiring. I found it through another FUS blog. Blessings to your family :) <3 maureen

Mallory said...

Thank you, Maureen! So happy to have you reading--and in touch. Take care!