The other evening I found myself feeling so down. My spirit felt burdened, I was grumpy and I just wanted to crawl into bed and pull the covers up over my head. But, as I stood at the kitchen sink washing the last of the dinner dishes I began to wonder why I was feeling that way. Nothing bad had actually happened. There was nothing in my own life where I could actually draw a correlation between it and my feelings. I couldn’t even blame it on PMS. So I started thinking back through my day, trying to trace the shift in my mood. And that’s when I realized what had triggered these feelings.
A discussion had taken place on Facebook. A political one (shocker!). And I found myself getting sucked into it.
My engagement in it was minimal, but the effect it was having on me was significant. I allowed it to suck me in, to take me to a place that felt very dark. It left me feeling confused, fearful and isolated.
As I stood there at my kitchen sink, washing up the last of the dinner dishes, I realized that I was giving power to this darkness by permitting it to invade my mind and my spirit.
And that’s when I felt the gentle voice of my Heavenly Father reminding me of the truth. The truth of His sovereignty and what He is calling me to be in this temporary world of mine.
He is calling me to be light.
So, when I was approached by my dear friend Deborah of Salvage Sister and Mister to join the challenge to be the light in the ever growing dark world and confusing world of social media, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
During the week of Nov 1-8, 8 bloggers will share their stories and encouragement to be the light in the darkness.
Salvage Sister & Mister -Nov 1st
11 Magnolia Lane – Nov 2nd
An Extraordinary Day – Nov 3rd
Plum Doodles – Nov 4th
Blessed Lonestar Mess – Nov 5th
At the Picket Fence – Nov 6th
Real Girl’s Realm -Nov 7th
The Homemakers Journal – Nov 8th
Some will have extra materials to share with you as well so be sure to stop by each day to be encouraged.
The purpose of the ‘Be the Light Challenge’ is to encourage~
- How to share opinions (political or not) in a Godly manner
- How to guard our hearts and minds
- How to deal with conflict online
- Setting limits/boundaries (1 Corinthians 6:12)
- Encouraging/building others up
- Fruits of the Spirit
Please remember that we have prayed and will be praying for those participating in this challenge.
We look forward to hearing how God has worked through this week.
If you would like to share, please pin, tweet, or share on social media to get the word out to as many people as we can.
Are you ready to accept the challenge? I know I am!