Yesterday, I logged into Facebook. The first thing I noticed was that I had been given a $5 credit to boost a post on my blog page.
Now, this is a tiny little blog. My only hope for it is that somehow through it God will be glorified, and that I can possibly be an encouragement to other women.
And so, I’m not too worried about advertising. None the less I thought, if I have been given a credit, I might as well use it. I applied the credit to my latest post, Don’t Blink, Mamas.
Within five minutes, this boost was rejected due to “violation of Facebook policies.”
Rejected? Why was it rejected?
I really don’t know. Perhaps it was rejected since in the post I mention my faith. Perhaps.
Through this, I’ve been reminded that this world is not my home. While I may use this world’s social media platforms, the platforms themselves are ungodly, and in a way, are in direct opposition to the message I hope to share about the importance of Biblical womanhood.
Beloved, I urge you as sojouroners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.
1 Peter 2:11
We are sojourners and exiles here. Rejection from the world is to be expected.
Most of social media, and the world, really, is focused on “passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.” The worldly ways of enjoyment and entertainment are almost always in opposition to God’s ways. And yet we often seek out the world to find pleasure in the flesh, instead of the true hope and joy found in the Most High.
This is hard. I struggle at times to really show my children the dangers of worldly amusement. The problem occurs when our attention shifts from God to worldly things.
When our eyes shift from the Lord, the adversary can easily find a foothold in our lives. We are no longer strangers and pilgrims, but one of the world’s own.
I sure don’t want that to happen.
I will gladly take my Facebook “rejection,” and keep plugging along.
Being an exile on this Earth is actually an honor bestowed to God’s children. I try to teach my children that this is a good thing as regularly as I can. We are going to look differently. We are going to act differently. Our thoughts and affections will be focused on different things. Hard stuff for children to grasp, for sure. As a mom, it’s my job to do my best to model this for them in my own walk with God.
Before I go, I’d like to share another post by Anne Elliott which was very encouraging to me. Anne’s blog has been my go-to for reading material lately.