Keep telling your story
The enemy’s number one tactic is to separate our heart from God's through guilt. Don't be ashamed. Chances are someone needs to hear your story.
Here is some honest truth for you guys... social media has been draining me lately. It is getting to the point to the point where I don’t want to even look. I’m not even really sure why I have felt this way either. It’s not just for one particular reason. Sometimes it’s just nice to take a break, ya know?
If you follow me on social media, you'll know that I always try to be very vulnerable and as transparent as possible about my walk with Christ. I try to post something whenever something relevant is on my heart. That said, it's been really challenging these past few weeks given the varying opinions that seem to flood my social media feeds.
Last week I decided to detach. Instead of grabbing my phone and opening an app, I decided to use this 'social media urge' as a trigger and reminder to take a step back, reflect, and pray. Like so many others, I often find myself comparing the different aspects of my life to the many highlight-reels that exist across our social platforms. When this happens, I know that I am taking my eyes off Christ.
The enemy wants us to depend on people, things, social media, and all types of other vices to fill that void of acceptance and inclusion. God tells us in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.” When we feel left out or excluded, God wants us to come to Him because He’s the only way that we will be able to find rest and fill that void.
But here’s something crazy, even in the midst of trying to stay away from social media, God still uses it to help bless my life, and ultimately bring Him glory. He never wastes a persons life experiences, for good or bad. Even when I feel no one hears, I never know when that ONE person just might! Yesterday at church a beautiful woman whom I’d never met in person came over to me and thanked me. Me! Simply talking about my struggles, anxiety, and dealings with depression has helped her! Another beautiful lady told me she reached for her phone on her bathroom floor when she was giving up hope, and read a post about overcoming depression with Gods word. I know with all my heart its all God, but I also know He uses his children to spread the news. He uses me, and he uses you! No one is off limits. He uses everyone when we tell our stories.
When you tell your story, you are letting people know that they are not alone. I am here to scream it out for all to hear, you are not alone.
Lord, your strength is made perfect in my weakness! Let that be what shines out of me. Less of me, more of you!
Keep shining that light proudly friends!
You’re worth it and so is the creator who made you!!