When I decided to deactivate my facebook, people wondered why I had to deactivate it when I can just leave it and not go on to it. My reason is that the thought of it activate could tempt me to sneak and still check it sometimes. I don’t wanna say much about why I had to deactivate my Facebook but the whole point is, I DON’T HAVE SELF CONTROL when comes to that. Just as how Joshua Harris explained it on the video, it takes you from doing one thing to another. Then next thing you know, it’s completely stealing and wasting your time – keeping you from what needs to be done, and what God really wants you to do. I desire to know Him more, and I knew going on Facebook (which I do most of the time) will keep me from knowing and hearing God. Just like how Josh exaggerated it, it was 10x worst for me! It’s simply a distraction.
Learning from this, I realised the amount of things I can do, which I have done since after I’ve deactivated Facebook. I didn’t realise until now, how simple things like that (Facebook for me, or probably something else for others) can completely take you away from your passion, and doing what you’ll never ever thought you’d desire. Probably something else and more!
Though I’m not saying I’ve completely scrapped Facebook in my life. But for me, as long as I haven’t practice self-control and self-discipline when coming to it, wouldn’t I be on Facebook yet, coz just as what Josh said, “What doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done requires self-control.” and also discipline. It doesn’t just apply to one thing, but also everything else.
Where do you need greatest self-control?
A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
and poverty will come on you like a thief
and scarcity like an armed man.
– Proverbs 24:33-34