The rickety Twitter roller coaster will strap you in haphazardly and shoot you into the sky. There are twists and turns and gut-wrenching danger. And after the hair-tangling fast-ride… you end up right back where you started.
Meanwhile, your Bible sits untouched. Meanwhile, your dreams are still just that– dreams. Meanwhile, you didn’t raise your heart-rate doing that workout you wanted to do.
The only thing that raised your heart-rate was that unhealthy anger. Or dare I say… outrage?
2018 had lots of Twitter-outrage-trending moments, and I have to admit, I strapped in for some of those ‘coaster rides. But about halfway through 2018, I thought… “What the heck am I doing?”
You see, it only matters for a few days… a few weeks… I’ve yet to see one of those outrage-cycles last more than a month.
It just wasn’t worth anything.
You and I, as Christians, should concern ourselves not with the flesh, but with matters of the Spirit.
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
Galatians 5:17 NIV
I’m not saying everyone should close their social media, the way I did. What I am saying is this: Consider if the ride is worth it before you get on it.
Is it bringing you closer to:
– Achieving your dreams
– Reaching your goals
– Building lasting relationships with friends and family
As a writer, all Twitter did for me was distract me and steal my passion (because when you get on the Twitter ‘coaster, what you’re doing is putting your emotions into Twitter– not into your writing, or music, or painting, or art).
To keep your kindness and calm, to keep acting of the spirit and not the flesh, I lovingly suggest you pause before jumping into any Twitter trending Jerry-Springer-like conflict.
And remember Galatians 💓
Take care and God bless,
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