How are you doing with the challenge? Are you able to focus more on God than news or social media?
How have you altered your routine?
Do you feel any changes in your mood? Your attitude?
On Day 2, I got 45 minutes of quiet time in the morning, and my phone tracked 35 minutes on Facebook.
On Monday, Day 1 for me, I was just about too scared to even open the Facebook app because I didn’t want to run up the time, so yesterday, Day 2,I tried to relax a little. There needs to be balance. I need to be informed, but I don’t want to be influenced.
When I got on Facebook, I tried not to scroll or get caught up watching videos. I opened the app, and went straight to do what I wanted to do : check notifications, post something, reply to people’s comments, then close the app and move on.
I took phone into the bathroom with me a time or two 😉 But, overall I tried to keep my hands off of it as much as possible.
I don’t want to obsess over it either way because obsessing over being on Facebook too much is just as bad as being on Facebook too much.
The point is to learn to focus on God, so rather than focus on what I’m not supposed to do, it would be best to focus on what I am supposed to – God.
Looking at God should be the focus instead of not looking at Facebook.
For Day 3, I pray we find our focus is on God more.
***To help you get an idea of what a quiet time could be like, I asked some family, friends and church family to share what they do to spend time with God. Here’s what Meggan had to say:
I try to get up around 5pm then work out from 5:30-6:30 Monday-Friday then I start my devotions.
I have found the easiest thing for me is a daily devotional book with scripture to look up at the end, then I have my prayer time. Right now I’m reading, “New Morning Mercies A Daily Gospel Devotional” by Paul David Tripp.
If the kids haven’t gotten up yet, by then I may do further Bible study or spend a few minutes talking to my hubby if he is at home and not at the fire station.
My husband and I are 34, married 13 years and he is a firefighter. I am a mom of four busy girls (ages 15,8,6,and 2), owner of a salon and also work behind the chair. I find that it really helps to start my day off right with both physical exercise and spiritual devotion time with the Lord.