Even before I started the courses I stopped getting on Facebook and I am so thankful. Friends of mine and even family have tried to tell me different things that are on there and I ask them to not share those situations or posts with me. I noticed that every time I was on Facebook I would find something on there or I would see a post come up that would leave me devastated. Even when I was NOT looking or snooping!
About a month after I had gotten off I received a notification to my email about a post from a friend of mine and so I looked at it and the comments related to it were exactly what I was trying to avoid, and so since that time, I do not pay attention to any alerts and I do not look at any Facebook posts or messages.
Honestly, I like to know things a little bit too much and being out of the loop with situations and people has been one of the most freeing things for me. If people want me specifically to know something they will send me a direct message. And I do not need to know every little detail of all of my friends and families lives. Way too stressful to try to keep up with everything. My priority is elsewhere, God is teaching me and cultivating a desire to spend any "down time" with Him.
For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. Prov 5:21-22
I have found there are very few things that are positive about Facebook or other social media sites when it comes to being ensnared, it is very easy to get caught up in emotions and harsh judgments because of the nature of social media. For me, just knowing that God is the one who examines my paths and God is the one who sees everything that I'm doing and that others are doing, encourages me to keep my ways as unto the Lord and not get caught up in all the people and what others are doing. I have also found that during this time I need to be much more quiet before the Lord in order to remain at peace.
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