Nineteen views on June 19. I find that tidy and interesting.
As I struggle and wrestle through a new season of sorting out, removing the Facebook distraction has also removed a source of readers and numbers. This reminder of my identity not being in a statistic or a readership but in Jesus is exactly what I need right now.
Talking with a friend tonight about my choice to deactivate brought a different response from her. In her world Facebook does more good than not. She couldn’t imagine not being connected.
And that’s okay. I bless that in her. For her. She is a beautiful source of encouragement.
My choice is not better for anyone but me. In a season where I feel my choices are limited, this is one I can make. Rather than focusing on all the things that are not, I am trying to focus on things that are.
It is not kind to myself to compare my life to what pops up in my feed. To fuel the discontent that taps me on the shoulder. To feel hopeless and helpless with all that is wrong in the world. To spend time escaping into the blue beyond rather than engaging with the here and now.
There is plenty of real-life time to face these days.
So to the nineteen people or robots who found me today in that real time, thank you.
It takes time to change, rearrange, and figure out. It’s nice to know I’m not alone.