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Sometimes it’s necessary to disconnect from the world in order to reconnect with God.
Sometimes it’s necessary to reorder your priorities to notice what is happening to your soul.
I chose to do a digital fast for six months. I turned off Facebook and started looking at the people present in my life rather than the happenings on my cell phone.
Life felt overwhelming. I was beginning a new job in a new country, so I chose to hide from it by escaping into the digital world. My symptoms:
Then one day I asked myself, “What would it look like to live fully present with those around me?”
It was time for something radical.
I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. Only when I removed social media from my daily life did I realize it had become a coping mechanism for me.
The power of digital fasting was proven to me in a moment with a friend that made me laugh. She couldn’t understand why I didn’t know about something that was going on in her life at that time.
She asked me, “Didn’t you see my pictures on Facebook?”
“Nope, I sure didn’t,” I replied. “Why don’t you tell me all about it while I drink this coffee and enjoy the smile on your face.”
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About the Author: For Meghan Posey, missions is where all her passions come together — her love of Jesus, language, culture and adventure. Meghan works with the Jesus Film ministry at Cru headquarters in Orlando. Before that she served with Cru Latin America in Costa Rica.
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