So, starting today, I will be fasting from Tumblr and going until September 8th (a month from today) - possibly longer, possibly forever. I’ll be giving my friend my password and letting him change it to something only he knows, to make sure that I follow through. The reasons are various, but primarily, it’s because I have a severe problem with time management and desperately need to develop self-control. I feel that I have not been honoring God with my time lately whatsoever. Countless times, I have neglected reading my Bible or talking with my Father (even for days at a time) in favor of scrolling through my dashboard. For me, that’s not okay.
You’ve probably seen me reblog and even write a lot of stuff regarding my faith, but the reality is, I believe that I’ve been falling short in terms of actually living it out, and wasting time on Tumblr has been a large contributing factor.
"But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." - James 1:22
I’m hoping that this time I take away from Tumblr is fruitful and that making this sacrifice will strengthen my walk and my intimacy with Him.
Also, I have a few prayer requests, and if my followers who are bros & sistas in Christ would lift these up, I would deeply appreciate it:
1) Self-control during this time and that I don’t fill up the time freed up by this fast with things that aren’t honoring to God.
2) I will be co-leading a freshman small group in my campus ministry, so prayers that our Bible studies would be edifying and that the Lord gives me wisdom, discernment, and compassion to lead the freshmen that will be in our group.
3) Myself and 5 friends are living in a house that’s on a largely Greek street, and we hope to use our location as a ministry to reach out to a few close-by fraternities and sororities, and we just want to see the Lord work! So please pray that God presents opportunities to do just that, in whatever way He sees fit.
4) That I just fall in love with God. That I rejoice in Christ more, that I get excited to spend time in the Word and in prayer, and that I can’t help but to tell others about Him. I would be lying if I told you that were the case at the moment. I am so caught up in the world and have been trying to fill myself up with everything else but Him, and if I keep going, I know it will destroy me. I have some serious marriage counseling of sorts to go through.
Thank you deeply, friends. I appreciate you taking the time to read this.