Monday, February 5, 2018

A Different Kind of Ambition

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
Social media overwhelms me.
It's a loud, loud place. And unless you have good boundaries, one minute of scrolling can somehow turn into an hour.

It seems like everyone has something to say.

Everyone wants to be noticed and heard. They want to know their voices matter. 

I love chapter 3 of You're Made for a God-sized Dream because it reminds me I don't have to shout, wave about, and do cartwheels to be known. I am.
The One who stops me from striving, who gives me permission to slow down, who tells me my worth is already won forever. Yes, this is the ambition I want to live with, to live for. A quiet life...especially on the inside. (pg. 61)
I'm known for taking short fasts from social media when I feel like the voice of the world is louder than God's.

I also do it to bring some peace into my life and refocus on exactly what God has called me to.

 I can get caught in the comparison game fairly quickly.

When I feel the murkiness of discontent rising, I know it's time to put social media in a timeout. By the time I realize the need for a fast I'm usually soul-tired, weary, and ready to quit...because most days I don't have the time or energy to figure out what I'm having for breakfast much less how I'm going to achieve my dream.

Once Instagram and Facebook are in their corners, my world gets small, my quiet time has more meaning, and my focus and excitement returns. It's a truly amazing thing!

And then I remember why God doesn't require us to strive.

Please keep reading over at God-sized Dreams!

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