I Deleted Facebook from My Phone

And that was only the beginning of my journey…

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Personal Catharsis vs. Shalom

I woke up on Ash Wednesday and realized that Lent had crept up on me. I still hadn’t made a decision about what I’d give up. If you aren’t familiar with Lent, it is a 40-day period in the Christian liturgical calendar when you take a fast from something. Most people do a food fast of some kind, but many choose to give up other things.

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“May I have vision and courage to join God in the places He’s already working rather than feel responsible for bringing Him with me.” — Prayer 3 from Prayer: Forty Days of Practice

A tangible example of how this played out in my life is that I noticed something happening in my social media usage that hadn’t happened very often before. I would see something that upset or confused me, and I’d go to share my thoughts on Facebook or Twitter. I’d get the post all drafted and ready to go and then I’d…delete it.

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“Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.” — Psalm 43:3–4

I’m going to trust God to lead me in His truth. I’m not going to view myself as the one bringing truth to conservative circles on Facebook or liberal ones on Twitter.

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Christ-follower. Husband to @SarahLCharles. Simple moments hold great power. Connect with me at my website: www.aarondcharles.com

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