Thursday, October 10, 2013

Social Media and a Simple Life

Having been convicted to simplify my life, one of the greatest things I discovered is that we learn to remove those items in our lives that we do not use or that do not add value to our lives. Should this philosophy also be my standard with the use of social networks and media? Each social network should have a defined purpose. Each should add value to our lives (and hopefully to the lives of others as well).

Originally I joined Facebook to keep in touch with grandchildren who live almost 2000 miles away. Subsequently I find I have friends; family; contacts from high school; work; my community of faith; and bloggers. It now totals almost 200 FB Friends. That is a substantial amount of persons to maintain a cyber-relationship with. Who can do that efficiently?

How much of my daily allocation of time do I spend interacting on a social media? Facebook? Pinterest? Twitter? Stumble? Blogger? Reading blogs? Cell phone texting? Writing my own blog (not too much of that going on lately)?

Conversely, how much of my daily allocation of time do I spend interacting face-to-face with human beings?

More importantly, how much of my daily allocation of time do I spend communing with the Lord in worship, in reverence, in reading the Word, and in prayer?

How much time am I spending reading and expanding my knowledge base?

What hit me lately is that I may just blog (and use other social media)... to hear myself pontificate? I don't have any different insights or relevant information that would cause a spiritual break through for any one in particular or even anyone in general.

I feel a revolution coming on! It may be time to par down with the social media contact. I have a feeling that someday I may wish I had not spent so much of my time in front of a computer flitting my time away on social media.

Simply yours,

Tamara

Ecclesiastes 5:2

New International Version (NIV)
Do not be quick with your mouth,
    do not be hasty in your heart
    to utter anything before God.
God is in heaven
    and you are on earth,
    so let your words be few.