I wake up daily attacking my goals, and trying to find my destination each time. I’m trying so hard to make a huge difference in my life. I don’t know what’s going to happen, or how it’s going to happen, but God knows. He knows everything about us all. No matter what we are trying to do, or achieve, He already knows our destiny. He knows the journey it will take for each and every one of us.
My journey is to live my purpose and I can’t bear leaving this world without fulfilling it, to the best I can. I don’t want to leave this world without giving it my all! When I meet God and He asks me, “What have you done for my people?” I want to be able to answer Him, and answer Him proudly. Knowing this is why I feel I have to do my best in life to make things happen in my life according to God’s will. I have to make sure that whatever I do, I’m doing it for the right reason. My goal is to do things that will help this world – by spreading positivity and love. This can be hard sometimes. Of course, it can. Life is so different. It’s always changing. And sometimes it can seem that our lives are run by social media; that everything I want to do, I have to do it through the internet and various social media channels.
Social media is a nice outlet in many ways. It’s entertaining, it helps spread causes, it helps keep us connected. But it’s draining me. It’s making me feel like I have to be liked by the masses in order to achieve my goals and share my gifts. I’m tired of it! I don’t want to live my life through the likes of what other people think of me. Instead, I want to live my life according to God’s will. Nothing is right without Him saying so. I need Him to direct me, not society. I don’t know about you, but lately, society has made me feel off track – off the path of who I am. I don’t want these different platforms that we call social media to direct my life, journey, and path. I’m staying in my own lane!
I refuse to compete against these other people that feel like they have something to prove in order to make it. God says no. And I’m listening to Him. He says to do things according to His will and I feel better knowing this. This comforts me, it guides me. I don’t want to compete in this world.
It’s hard enough living in this world. It’s hard enough living in a world where standards are not meeting God’s will. They’re meeting their own will instead. I don’t want to get lost in that. Do you? Are you feeling this too?
I’ve prayed to God that I will not get lost in it. I won’t let social media steer me away from God’s will. God wants us to live for Him, not for this world and social media. I’m witnessing so many people living for social media, and becoming addicted to social media – for likes and approval. These are people putting more time into trying to achieve fame from others, instead of putting that energy into God, or their most loved ones who are right in front of them. They’re building a relationship with cyberspace and it’s affecting their souls. They’re seeking social media approval rather than seeking approval from within themselves. I’m not going to allow myself to go down that rabbit hole! I don’t want to live in that kind of world. Yes, we’re in this world of social media, but we have to live for God. We have to live according to His will and not the world’s will.
This addiction to social media is driving people away from God. I can see it. I admit that while promoting my book, I’ve gotten lost in it too. I was worried about who liked my book or who was following me and who didn’t like my book. That’s not me. I’m for joy and spreading happiness. That’s me!
My faith and mind are too strong to settle for what a lot of people are settling for. I know better. I know God says those ways of thinking are of the world and not of Him. When I started to see myself checking my platforms too much, I had to check myself by re-aligning myself with God’s purpose. I went to Him and asked Him to lead me, to help me to do whatever I needed to do in life according to His will – whether it’s promoting my book, writing, and whatever else I decide to do on this journey we call life. I have to check in with Him first.
I can’t lose my faith in him and what He wants for me. If I’m not doing the Lord’s work through these social media platforms, what I’m doing is worthless and meaningless. The likes and adoration from people are only temporary. They only make you crave more once they fade. I have learned through my journey that people are fickle, but God stays the same. He’s everlasting. He doesn’t change.
I cannot change either. I have to stay consistent by being faithful through prayer and staying in God’s word. I know this world is only temporal and it all will fade away one day. I have to save my soul and try to save others through the gifts that God has given me. He’s giving me some wonderful gifts to spread joy and happiness. I can use these gifts for his purpose or the world’s purpose. I’m saved; therefore, I choose his purpose and will. I have to let go of vanity. I learned that years ago, and I’m still learning. I’m learning to continue to balance my life, goals, dreams, and admirations according to God’s will for me. I don’t want to allow social media and these minuscule things in life to take over my mind, soul, and passions instead of being saved and living in eternity with God. And so, I have really cut back on my social media. I know there are others just like me, feeling the same way, but we have to keep going. We must do what is right by living our lives in God’s purpose and will for us. Let’s keep up the faith! You can do it!