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Everyone wants to feel as though people actually care about them. With the daily hustle of life, at times it’s hard to catch up with friends. For me, I’m newly married. Not by any means am I saying being married is a hinderance to my friendships, but I will say adding a husband to the mix makes life even busier. Yet, with my faithful planner and scheduled times for “friendship”dates with my girls, dividing my time between working full time, my children, my hubby and friends is doable. At times, tiring, but honestly I wouldn’t change a thing. 

Since Facebook came on the scene (along with other social media) people have become obsessed with “Likes” and “Follows.” Granted for some, being on social media has really taken their life to the next level. 

I’m still waiting for The Steve Harvey Show or Tyler Perry to contact me. But then again…I don’t have a million followers and not that many people are interested in my life to say the least. My “like” numbers are way below stardom level. 

But then again I consider my life pretty simply. Yes, I have some awesome gifts that I attempt to share with the world daily, my focus is on pleasing God. Recently, I stepped away from social media. (Well, just the ones that allow people to “Like” or “follow” you.) I simply wanted to live my life without posting my every move or my every thought out there for my “friend list” to see. I wanted to indulge in my real friendships without “friends” simply “liking” my staus. And for others just to see your business online and say they know you. When in reality all they know is your status.

FYI…People hide behind statues all the time! 

I can honestly say the time I removed myself from social media I was able to focus on more important things. I actually was able to get a lot done because I wasn’t consumed with scrolling though my timeline to see what people were doing. What I can honestly say is that those who actually care about you, check on you. Real friends call to set up lunch dates or call/text to check you.

Here are some things I’ve learned from NOT updating my status:

  1.  I am blessed to have great friends outside of social media. I have great friends that actually care about made and my family. 
  2. Facebook stalkers are REAL. They don’t really care about you, they just want to know your business. 
  3. When you don’t post about your relationship for some time, people assume you two aren’t doing good. So sad. 
  4. I can accomplish so much more by directing my focus towards things of importance. 
  5. Social media won’t become a mini God in my life. I gotta keep Christ first.
  6. Many people on social media ain’t talking about anything important.
  7. God can speak to me freely without having to compete with my addiction to social media. 
  8. Social media can become addictive. 

I want to encourage all those who are reading this to take a break from social media for a set amount of time. Trust me, you will still live. Life will go on. Focus on not putting anything before God. Learn to be still and listen to your inner self. Learn you are valuable and important outside of Social media. 


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I took this picture one day while on my way home. I couldn’t resist as I passed by and saw the beautiful rays of lights coming through the clouds. To many this is nothing but a break in the clouds, but to me it reminded me how important it is to let my light (my love for Christ) shine in this dark world. 

The many thoughts, ways, customs and views that surround us daily can at times be very consuming. There are hate groups, hate crimes, racial profiling, depression and mental illness all around us everyday. So what can one must do? 

Still show love! ❤ 

Light will always win against darkness. Love will always overpower hate. Yes, at times tears and blood may be shed, but we can not give up. I myself pray. I pray for peace, love and harmony. I pray that we would humble ourselves and seek the face of God. I pray that although I am not perfect that I will be a light in a dark world. 

I can only start with me. Change starts with me. I can pray for others. I can be an example. I can show love and forgiveness. One step and day at a time will I try to be the best me I can be. One day at a time, I will focus on being a Ray of light in someone’s life. I pray you too will be a light

Be encouraged. 

In this life, it is guaranteed that we are going to have some good days and some bad days. Some days we are going to be full of life, while others days we are just gonna want to stay in the bed. Feeling this way is not uncommon and it shouldn’t make you feel less than anyone else. But, what should you do when you’re in the season of, woe is me or God show me that you haven’t forsaken me?

I want to encourage you today to find a unused notebook. This notebook will serve as your gratitude journal. Begin daily writing down the good things/blessings that have happened in your life.

Remember that time God saved you from that horrible car accident? Write it down. Or that time when many around you were getting laid off, but your job/position went untounched. Write it down. Or what about that time when you didn’t know where your next meal was coming from, but someone blessed with unexpectedly with a yummy meal.

Writing blessings like these down helps you to remember the blessings of God during the times when you feel he is silent. Trust me, if he did it before, he surely can do it again!

So take time today remembering and writing down the blessings of God. Write down how you had to extend your faith. Highlight how he brought you through a storm. God does not show favoritism, so be patient and continue to trust in him. Before you know it you will need a new notebook.

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