Okay that may have been a little extreme. Facebook has been a pretty powerful ministry tool for me that has allowed me to connect with a lot of people. It’s also been the source of considerable pain lately.
You see one of the things it also does is allow me to see glimpses into the lives of people I really care about, people I’ve invested a tremendous amount of my life in. Being able to keep up is great, but sometimes I see them going in a direction that really breaks my heart.
I see them getting plastered, I hear they’ve walked away from the faith I tried so hard to teach them and I wonder if I in some way failed them. It’s really hard and it hurts.
But here’s the thing. If I sit and wallow and blame myself for their decisions, it’s as bad as if I claimed credit for their accomplishments. Instead I have to do what I’ve always done, love them, pray for them and do what I can to help. From there I have to trust them to the God who loves them more than I do.
The best way to be defeated is to feel defeated. Trust God and do the next right thing. Hating Facebook is a waste of time. Instead I should be grateful. At least through it, I know how to pray…
And if you’re reading this and you think you might be part of the reason I posted this, know that I still love you and I care about you and I will no matter what and that my love for you pales in comparison to the God who put me into your life.