Is too much social media ruining your life?

We all know that social media has a way of sucking us in, especially when I find myself scrolling and not doing what I should do. So often, I make statements like “I don’t have time, ” yet I spend time scrolling. It’s not that I don’t have time; it’s just that sometimes I spend time on the wrong things. 

This happened to me yesterday when I checked my social apps during lunch. After a few minutes, I started feeling bad because I saw posts that shamed and bullied others. It made me mad and began a whirlwind in my mind. 

I wish I could say that this was an isolated incident, but the truth is that scrolling makes me feel bad more often than not. When scrolling, I open myself to different moods, opinions, and mindsets. If I’m already struggling with something, the combination can make me feel worse. 

Lately, God has been leading me to the book of Colossians in the Bible. I’ve read it repeatedly but asked God to show me what I needed this morning. And He gave me this verse. 

Colossians 3:2 KJV

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

To become my best self, I need to do the things that encourage, inspire, and make me feel my best. I also need to prioritize my time. I need to make sure I spend time in God’s word before I spend time in the world. 

Social media can be great if used properly, and I need to make sure I’m doing that. I want to be aware of my distractions and what the enemy uses against me. I don’t want it to be my fault if I struggle. I don’t want to stand in my way anymore. 

I want to align with God and grow and prosper with Him. I want to think good, Godly thoughts and seek Him continually. I want to write more books and help more people. But I can only do that if I’m focused and peaceful. 

So, this is me being honest with my struggles and willing to take a really good look at my life and see where my affections genuinely are. Is my mind and heart on things of the world or my God? I want to ensure I’m using social media for good and not allowing it to cause me to feel bad.

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