>A few months ago I started up a Facebook account.
Then I decided that it was a waste of the already limited time I get on a computer, so I removed my account.
Then I missed it so I re-activated my account.
Then Facebook gave me access to my past…the part of my past I don’t need brought into my present.
So I de-activated my account. Again.
Then I thought…I will just use it for ministry purposes so I re-activated my account.
Then I talked to a wise Christian man last Friday who knows of my history of an affair and he said, “You should not have a Facebook account”.
So I de-activated it again, but this time I had my oldest daughter change the password so I can’t keep “re-activating” it.
Why, why, why do I want to play with fire and think that I am above being burned?
One thing I noticed this last time I was an active Facebook member is that on the profile set up there are different things you can write about yourself. The part that made me shake my head is when it asks about your “status” and you are supposed to pick one…
In a relationship, but it’s complicated
In an Open Relationship
In an Open Relationship just jumped out at me.
The thing that hit me the most is that God does not want an OPEN relationship with me.
He doesn’t want me to worship Him in the morning then look for past flings on Facebook in the evening.
He wants me to Himself.
Now hear me out here…I am not saying Facebook is not for you if you have an account.
I am talking about for myself it wasn’t a benefit for me or my husband.
It had the potential to open doors that have no business being opened and I don’t want or need that kind of junk in my life.
So I de-activated the tool that Satan can easily use to get me right where he wants me again.
For the longest time I have convinced myself that my affair was isolated because it was with someone I thought I really cared for…I mean c’mon, I would never just go out and just have an affair. Not me!
I believe that when we restrict Satan from certain areas of our lives because we think we have our sins under control all we are really doing is putting our enemy in a cardboard box. A box that all he has to do is kick down the sides to get to us again. And this time around, he’ll bring it into our lives in a different way.
A Facebook kind of way.
An Open Relationship kind of way.
Next week the Circus will be in town. I haven’t been in years and have been thinking of taking the kids since Alivia has never been to one before. When I was a kid my Dad’s boss gave all his employees free tickets and I couldn’t wait to go. It was always exciting when the big cages containing the lion and tigers was rolled into center stage. There is a reason these animals are caged in metal boxes versus cardboard boxes. They have the potential to attack and turn on their handlers.
Don’t try to be Satan’s handler.
For just when you think you have a problem of sin in your life mastered, he will turn on you and attack you in a way you never expected.
For me…it was Facebook.
So don’t try to handle your enemy…you can’t. We can’t, but our God can.
And He can handle our enemy in a way that he’ll be sorry he ever messed with us.
Give any past or present ungodly habits, sins or thoughts to Christ and let Him fight the battle that is going on for your following.
Because sweet sister, without Christ as the Ring Leader of our hearts, our life will just be one big messy circus.