Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The day I deleted Facebook!

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These days it's all about Social Networking.  It seems that everyone has a Facebook page.  My mom even had one; which now isn’t that unusual.  Facebook has become the new “Cool” thing to “do”.   You can share pictures with family and friends; you can share videos, or just your random thoughts.  You can even find FREEBIES (which I love by the way!!!)  Innocent enough, right?

Well, not for me.   I had been convicted for some time about the amount of time I would spend on Facebook.  Time that could be better spent with my husband, children, or better yet…the Lord! 

I would ignore the prompting of the Holy Spirit and hope that the conviction would “go away”.  It didn’t.  The longer I resisted, the stronger it got until I couldn’t get on Facebook without feeling terrible!

Now, I’m sure you are thinking, WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH FACEBOOK!?  But before you move on to another awesome blog and chalk me up as “eccentric”, “crazy”, or just plain “MAD”; please hear me out. 

I would often get sucked in to the lasted gossip or find myself thinking, OMGOSH I can’t BELIEVE she said that or wore that or did that or…well you get my drift.  Before long that way of thinking turned to me casting judgment.  And judging is not my place…that would be the Lord’s.  We are not called to judge, but to walk in love. 

{“Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.”  Romans 14:13}

{“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12}

So, after months of procrastinating I did the unthinkable….I DELETED MY FACEBOOK PAGE!  Yep, I did it.  And it felt GREAT!! 

I have to say that I have never felt so free.  Free from the bondage!  And time, wow…I have SO much more time to devote to things I had let go before.  I devote more time to my Lord and my family…and even my blog. 

I’m not saying everyone should go delete their profile, but that was “MY” conviction and I’m so glad that I finally gave heed to the Holy Spirit and did it. 

I do challenge you…if you find yourself feeling the tug, go without Facebook for a few days and see the difference. 

I pray that in that time God can show you a revelation of all He has in store for you when you make more time for HIM! 



  1. Just wanted to let you know that I miss you on Facebook, but I do understand !! Keep on blogging !! I love reading them !!!


  2. Aw, thank you!! I miss you too!! Please keep checking back often for my latest posts! It sure has been weird not being able to chat with everyone. You can email me though! sassydownhomemama@gmail.com

    I'd love to keep in touch!

  3. Hey Maranda,
    I know what you mean, and I am seriously thinking about deleting it too. I spend too much time there and on twitter. Love ya girl!!!

    1. Hi Robyn! I tell ya, I'm so glad I finally did it! I just hate it took me so long!

      Love you girlie!

  4. I so agree!! I do not do FB either! Thank you for sharing this so I don't feel like the only one without FB in the whole world! LOL

    1. Thank YOU for stopping by! It is nice knowing you aren't alone! Especially when so much in the blog world revolves around FB!

  5. I agree. Especially the feeling free part :)

  6. =) Isn't it wonderful...the whole simplicity of NOT having FB!

  7. Now I see why I haven't seen you on Facebook. I have been considering getting rid of FB, but then I know I will lose contact with a lot of people. But then maybe I will have time for real life people. I tried getting rid of all my games, but then found myself still on FB alot. I have no self control when it comes to FB it seems. I wish I could be like those people that just go on occasionally. hmmm...what to do? Thanks for your post. I will start following your blog now so I can see what you're up to. Maybe I'll start a blog. ;-)
    Debra G

  8. Ok, I don't see a way to follow your blog by email. Am I missing something?
    Debra G

  9. Hi Maranda,

    This is the first time reading this, sorry I haven't been to your blog sooner ( probably b/c I am on facebook to much-lol)

    But, I wanted to say that I respect your decision and please keep in touch!!

    I am glad that we have become good friends<3

    Blessings, Lisa Cousins