Social Media is truly an addiction. I hate to admit it, but it is truly an addiction in my own life. That’s why I’m unplugging. I have to because social media has taken up way too much of my time. I’ve said for almost a year now that I was going to get off of Facebook, and I have come up with every excuse I can imagine not to do it! But, check this out …. tell me it isn’t time to shut it down!
Just over a week ago, I wanted to go in and change my Facebook password. It had been a while, so I figured it was time. I was asked for my current password. I entered what I thought was my password: INCORRECT PASSWORD! So, I entered a 2nd password: INCORRECT PASSWORD! I clicked on “forgot password” and was told by Facebook that I would be sent a reset code. It never came. So I tried again, and unfortunately, again, and that is when I was locked out of my Facebook.
I tried to find a way to confirm that it was ME that was trying to get into my Facebook, and found a way to submit some identification, so they could verify it was me. Beware, Facebook asked for all kinds of different identification. You have to choose which one you submit. With that said, don’t fall for the ones that ask for your driver’s license, birth certificate, or other form of official document. There are other forms of identification that you can choose that you won’t have to submit such personal data; like a piece of mail, or catalog label with your name/address on it. Be Cautious as to what you are putting out there!
Anyway, after over a week now, I am unable to get into my original account. But, thinking this was going to take forever, I decided to open up a new account, and send friend requests to all of the people on my original account. Evidently, Facebook didn’t like that either because in less than 48 hours they locked me out of the new account for suspicious activity! I was given a reset code and had to submit a photograph of myself. But after doing some research online, I have read lots of testimonies from others with this same issue, saying that after several months, they STILL cannot get into their accounts, and they have yet to hear from Facebook!
So, laugh if you will, but I honestly believe that with all of this going on, this is God’s way of saying “I have told you for a year now that you need to get off of social media and spend more time in my word.” Okay Lord, I hear you now. It’s time. I will be obedient.
This blog is about this journey. What will I do with my time that I used to spend on social media? Ohhhhh, there’s alllll kinds of things I can do, and that is what I am going to be blogging about.
So, if you also have an addiction to social media and you are looking for alternatives, stay tuned. Over the next few weeks, we are going to talk about this addiction, why it’s harmful, how it affects you emotionally & spiritually, and what you can do about it. I’m no expert by any means. But, I know the Lord is with me, and He will teach me and show me new things that I can teach you. I can do all things through Him, eh? Let’s do this together!
See you next time when we will talk about 4 ways to identify whether you are addicted to social media! You won’t want to miss this!