Hey hey hey!
So, contrary to popular belief, I am not a G! I’m grateful that many people were encouraged by my post on preaching in a bus yesterday; but I didn’t preach today.
My time with God was not ‘ghen-ghen’ this morning and I didn’t particularly hear Him on what to share in the bus today, I got a word, but never got to open my mouth. This reminded me of the part of the book I’m currently reading that talked about being faithful with spending time with God, whether it feels powerful or not.
Don’t get me wrong, every time we spend with God is powerful, but we just don’t feel it sometimes. This is why it’s so important to never depend on feelings, as it will make us remain baby Christians forever. The book (Secrets from the Secret Place) also talked about how every time you spend with God is an investment. Getting the Word into your Spirit and mind might not feel exciting everyday, but it will bear fruit in our lives. Sometimes, you will cry in worship, feel God’s presence so strongly and other times you will not; it doesn’t mean that God left.
Just thought to share that. (Haha, I love how this space has somewhat become an online journal. It makes me more relaxed to share stuff.)
I thought about what to share about my day today and remembered when Instagram was my god.
Till date, Instagram is still my favorite App, I love the mix of images and content and how it allows people to get creative. But I used to have a bad relationship with the App.
When I wanted to share something, I’ll first gauge it with what others will think. I cared too much not to look too spirikoko and even refused to share somethings God asked me to. I knew that if I continued to write on Instagram, people will know stuff about me that I don’t want them to (God has a way of making me share stuff I’ll rather not in my articles). I knew that my kind of content will not get many likes, so, I wanted to write less and scroll more.
You guys, if one could buy land on Instagram and build an Estate; by now, I’ll have multiple Estates. I would spend hours and hours doing nothing meaningful on the App and the thing can chop data!
To add to that, few people told me that my articles were too long so they couldn’t be reading them. They asked me to make them shorter and I considered it, but whenever I tried, I found that I couldn’t condense all I wanted to say in two paragraphs. (I focused on these comments instead of remembering the people who took time to read and share lessons with me).
A lot was just going on!
Last week, I unfollowed many accounts I did not know personally (even christian accounts) because I noticed I was following them for the wrong reasons really.
Yesterday night, I was so excited to get home and read my Bible and pray, but I spent time scrolling from one App to the next to fill my time. It was almost as if I was looking for something on social media, but I couldn’t find it.
‘Something’ now told me…
Holy Spirit now told me that I could never find what I was looking for in those Apps, I had neglected the only place I could find it- the secret place.
I actually took time to think about it. Why was I moving from one app to the next? Was there something I hoped to find that will excite my spirit so much that I will be filled?
That can only be found in the Word and in Jesus.
I know I’ve come far from where I was in Instagram worship (idol!); but I find myself falling into it sometimes.
For you, it might be Facebook, Twitter or not even an app; but it’s much better to spend that time reading the Word and praying than scrolling through social media.
I remember one day, haha! I was telling a friend how all I wanted to do was sleep once I got home because of the long hours I spent at work. Holy Spirit just threw me an immediate shade after I told her that. He said, ‘but you can scroll through social media?’
Really, have you taken time to think about it? What is it that makes us spend hours on apps when we have humans living all around us?
What is that thing we scroll from one app to the next to find? Why do we do it?
Many of us will be pressing phone in buses so we can use that as excuse not to preach or reach out to someone in the bus. Even if it is You Version Bible you’re reading on your phone; and God asks you to pause and talk in a bus; your refusal to do so is sin. I know many of us are electronic evangelists; but can we tell humans face to face about Jesus?
I don’t know how this post has gone into the importance of evangelism…I just wanted to share about when I made Instagram my god. Lol.
Anyway, anything you put above God has automatically become a god and God is jealous for you.
Love and light,