Media and my Walk with God. What does that mean, and why am I blogging about it? I follow a lot a blogs and one, Woman Living Well, issued an 8 week challenge. To open ones’ eyes to social media and the impact it’s having on me in various areas of my life.
This is going to be uncomfortable for me. You’ll learn why as we go through the challenge.
So lets start with the first post, shall we?!
Courtney, from Women Living Well, asks these questions: What is the draw to media for you? Is it for information, wisdom, tips and tutorials, entertainment, connection or other reasons? And what good or bad effects has it had on your walk with God?
What draws me to media is the information and connections to others, being able to interact with others and learn from them. I’m an information hog, I love learning, reading, etc. So the internet in particular is where I spend the majority of my time.
I also know that it’s a way to entertain myself, or lose myself. After the passing of my son, I turned to the internet to escape, to grieve, to pour out my grief in a blog, to talk to others who’d gone through it, to get help. It became a source of help, and a habit. But also a way to leave life behind.
When my Dad passed, I know I’ve used it to not deal with my grief. I still mourn him, he’s been gone only 2 short months. Unlike with my son, I can’t pour my grief out about my Dad. So I evade my feelings, by going online, engaging others in conversations.
My walk with God? As much as I don’t want to admit this, my response it, WHAT walk with God? I haven’t opened my Bible in weeks…this was the same with my son. I’m afraid to hear God’s voice, to open myself up to Him and therefore grieve.
So for me, media is my escape from personal life, my escape from hearing God’s voice, my road block to healing and His peace.
I know this series will be difficult, but it’ll also be good. Hang in there with me!