Balancing time on the internet and the time in the real world is a struggle for me. I have committed to taking off a day a week to unplug and recharge. I originally started with Mondays, but I finally realized that Sundays really are the best day of the week to have a Sabbath rest for me. It truly is wonderful to not be on my computer. This is especially true since I have started blogging, which causes me to spend more time on the internet. Committing to one day off of the computer a week has created a space to rest for me. This has become very replenishing for me and a needful break from something that I love, but that I need to have limits on.
I find though, that during the week, I still look to Facebook and Twitter for validation. I search for validation, when I really should be finding it in God. A large part of me is a people pleaser. I want people to pat me on the back. I want people to tell me how good of a job I am doing. I wish I could rip this part out of me. I want to follow God when he says to stop finding approval from people, but rather, to find approval in Him. This is a sin that so easily entangles me.