What are you craving and missing at the moment? If you’re joining in Summer of 7, it could easily be food, clothing, or media.
To set up the note, I was asked to go to Student Camp at the last minute and was fortunate enough to my juggle schedule and go. Media mutiny week was scheduled and I was thankful as I thought this would be an easy way to get around the shock of NO MEDIA.
Well heavens, it wasn’t easy! God made sure I got HIS message loud and clear while I craved social media.
As I had media withdrawals, the continued messages at camp were LAY DOWN YOUR FALSE GODS. Seriously, this is youth camp aren’t we going to talk about youthy things. I’m sure the youth had youthy things stirring in their hearts and minds, but all Alene had wrecking her heart was MEDIA.
Day One – I’m failed miserably! I was still carrying my phone is my back pocket. After all, it was my time-keeper. There were too many notifications and text that came in. I soon realize that while I’m trying to slay this HUGE giant called media, it is the way this youthy generation communicates. A battle is raging within me! I used the phone, text, and email. I went to Instagram at least 109 times and remembered I can’t use my apps. I was struggling and wondering if I’d survive 6 more days. I missed my blog, facebook, and twitter the most. I missed YOU!
Day Two – I woke-up wondering if I should leave my phone in the cabin. Deciding NO and taking my phone with all it’s connections to the world with me to our morning session, the Pastor jolts me up-right when He asks “what are you missing more than God?” OUCH! OUCH! OUCH! Needless to say, I’ll be putting some boundaries in place this next week.
I penned a note, CRAVE GOD, as not to forget this lesson.
What are you craving?
God wants you and I to crave Him with the tenacity that we crave our social media. He wants us to be His friend and follower.