There's more to life than pretty Instagram pictures

I've been wanting to write about this topic long before I even launched this blog.
I enjoy social media. I do. I love scrolling through pretty pictures on Instagram & reading about my Facebook friends journeys. 

I'll be one to admit that there have been times where I really devoted more time to my iPhone applications than to my husband. At one point we got into a pretty big fight over the attention I gave my phone & less to what's going on in my life. Can anyone else relate?

The worst part of this experience was how I let social media truly dictate & run my life! Like most experiences though, God has this unbelievable way of teaching me a lesson & showing me deeper blessings that arise from trials in my life.

You see, I love Instagram. Yet during that time I loved Instagram for all the wrong reasons.
I followed everyone! From body inspiration feeds, celebrities, to popular home &  fashion blogs. I followed girls who I didn't know, but just thought were pretty.

Until one day I started noticing that I was becoming a woman who I didn't want to be. I was becoming an envious woman who wished she had what that girl had. Whether that be the cute outfit she was wearing, the romantic husband that seemed to always to sweep her off her feet & comparing him to my husband! The woman who seemed like she had the perfect home from the floor up. The woman that had the waist size I wanted, or the purse that I had to have. 

I was this woman who felt like she was filled with false purpose, and if I didn't have what they had I just couldn't possibly be happy. 

Until one day I had a wake up call or as my mother likes to call it, " a coming to Jesus meeting". I actually am not really sure what the wake up call was..I just woke up & said to myself  "this isn't you, this isn't the woman I want to be."

So, I unfollowed everyone who placed those negative emotions in my life that they had no idea they were giving me! I unfollowed the fitness feeds that provided me more with body image criticism than inspiration & motivation. I unfollowed the popular blog feeds that made me feel like I had a lot to live up to. 

I replaced these feeds with women who are so complelled with grace & Jesus it makes me smile with joy for them! Women who uplift & inspire, who speak of truth in their everyday. Who are kind & want to share their kindness with others. These women are being looked up to not envied upon! Some of these women have become friends! 

So remember, there's more to life than pretty Instagram pictures. Know that behind that picture there's a life that's not perfect! Which is perfectly ok.

1 Peter 3: 1-5
'Do not let your adorning be external-the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear---but let your adorning be in the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. '

Xoxo Jordan





3 comments:

  1. Hmm soo good! I completely agree! Mostly everyone I follow on Instagram besides close friends and family, and women of God who inspire, encourage and life me up!!! Love love love this 💛

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  2. Oh sweet Jesus you are becoming your mother!!!!! I love you!!!!

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