I can’t keep up with the online world. It moves too fast. And that rushed, hurried vibe I get when I try isn’t my favorite. So it appears I have slowly dwindled off the social media grid. I’m not anti-social media. I actually really like it. I just can’t keep up with it.
The other day I was thinking about Jesus. Always a good idea. And I was thinking about how He had 12 close friends. Twelve men that He did life beside. Twelve men that He poured into on deep levels. Yes, He ministered to, healed, taught, and perfectly loved thousands. He’s Jesus. But His day-in-day-out, time-invested relationships while He walked on this earth were with 12 men. And that thought caused me to breathe in relief.
Because twelve I can pour into. Twelve I can pray for on intimate levels. Twelve I can share my heart and struggles with. Twelve I can know.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…” ~Jesus
There’s this pulse of anxiety that I feel when I try to keep up with the constant streams of information. And maybe it’s because we’re not designed to keep up with the constant streams. Maybe God actually designed us for intimate, deep relationships with…twelve. Imagine that.
I still like social media. Instagram is my online BFF. I still like it, but for sanity sake, I have to reject the idea that I can keep up with it. And maybe — radical thought — we’re not supposed to.
Fill me, Lord…
How do you guard your heart against the rushed, ever-moving, continuum of social media?