Words of Aff. (plus a life update)

Words of Aff. (plus a life update)

Hello friends. It is so refreshing to be sitting on a couch writing to y’all; it has been WAY too long.

Just to update y’all a teensy bit, here is a rundown on what I’ve been up to these past couple of months:

  • Working in a lab: Over the summer I got an opportunity to be a volunteer research assistant for a lab at my university. Now I am doing it full time for the fall and spring!
  • Being a counselor: Last winter the Lord called me to be a counselor for Ignite Texas, the retreat that I went to my freshman year of college! Retreat was in August and it was one of the most moving times of my life. The Lord gave me intimate friendships, amazing memories, but most of all He gave me a confidence that I had never had before
  • Moving into an Apartment: Transitioning from a dorm to an apartment has been quite the adventure, but overall I have LOVED it. I’ve found out I’m pretty decent at cooking too ūüėČ
  • My second year of college has begun! So far I have loved all of my classes and I am genuinely so excited to see how this semester goes.

Overall, my life recently has been blessing after blessing. Even when things are meek and hopeless, God always finds His way to swoop in and rock my world in ways I didn’t even think were possible. Some of the ways He has done that is through words- and not just any words, but words of¬†affirmation.

What are words of affirmation? Basically, they are used to uplift and encourage people. Most people associate this phrase with the 5 love languages (P.S. my number 1 love language is quality time, in case you were wondering).

In this season of my life the Lord has taken this common phrase and turned it into something deeper. I have learned that being affirmed doesn’t only make you feel good in the moment, but it has the ability to change your perspective of who you see yourself as. Earlier I mentioned that the Lord gave me confidence while I was a counselor at a retreat. He did that by using my friends as vessels, constantly sharing with me all of the great qualities that I encase. I truly believe that I currently would not be confident in myself as leader if it weren’t for those hours of encouragement. And if I didn’t have confidence in myself right now, I would have never become a leader in Mount Nebo, a ministry that I am a part of. Now I get to serve God’s children, which is neat because it makes my story come in full circle- God blessed me, now in return I get to thank Him by ¬†utilizing His blessings and serving his people. It is truly a beautiful thing that He has orchestrated.

Sweet words from a friend.

I hope this little piece of my life encourages you to get involved in God’s circle. I am utterly fascinated in how He somehow can put certain people in certain places at certain times and create such beautiful moments that can change a person forever. And as His children, He wants y’all to be a part of that. So be bold. When you see a good quality in someone, even if it seems small, tell them what you see. Let’s remind people of who God has made them to be. Don’t hesitate to interrupt someone when they are speaking death over their life; stop them in their tracks and speak truth over them. This is how lives are changed.

More sweet words from friends

Today I say, let us be blessed and bless others. Let us thank the Lord for His goodness and share His goodness in return. Let us love, inspire, and affirm.

Much love,

Kassie

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

– 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Physically Cutting, Spiritually Breaking

Physically Cutting, Spiritually Breaking

Hi friends. Today I’m going to continue on the self-love train that I’ve been on the past few months.

If you don’t know, this past year I have been struggling with self-confidence, love, acceptance, you name it. It’s been a rough season of being okay with who I am one second, then looking to my right and feeling defeated because I feel lesser than compared to so-and-so. Every day I have had to fight like hell to wake up, look in the mirror, and LOVE what I see. Not love myself because of how I look or my personality, but love myself because I am who God has made me to be, and God makes no mistakes in His creations. I’m learning to accept my body because it’s a Godly creation. I try to see the good in my quirks because they are a part of who God wants me to be. He wants us to love ourselves completely, like the way He loves all of us. God doesn’t call us to pick and choose what we like about ourselves, just like He doesn’t call us to only let Him in certain parts of our lives. We are supposed to love Him, ourselves, and others FULLY. With that being said, I want to share a little story.

 For years I refused to ever cut my hair short (the above picture is what I consider short; some of you may not be impressed). Why? Well, I always told people that I was afraid to look like Dora the Explorer. No, I am not kidding; that was a legitimate fear of mine. However, there was an even deeper reason why I was always afraid to cut my hair.

Cutting my hair short would mean exposing myself, taking the focus off of my long locks and instead placing it more on my body, something I wasn’t very fond of.

For years I would subconsciously use my hair to cover up my tummy and my “non-existent” chest. I didn’t want people to see what I saw when I looked in the mirror, I was ashamed of it. So for most of my teenage years I used my hair as a safety blanket, because that was ultimately one of the only things I liked about myself.

Then my first semester of college came around, and in the spur of a moment I chopped inches off my hair. It was liberating y’all. My head felt lighter, my hair felt healthier, and my spirit… well, my spirit felt excited. I was breaking a chain by cutting my hair, which was great! But, that meant I had to face my fears head on. I had to get dressed every morning, look in the mirror, and not have a breakdown on how “bad” my body looks. For the first time in my life I had to love all of me, and since then it has been quite the adventure.

I wish I could sit here and tell y’all that I love myself all the time, but that would be a lie. There are days where I feel absolutely worthless, but you know what’s cool? I have the hope of Jesus to look towards. I know I can bow at his feet feeling worthless, and He can reassure me that I mean everything to Him no matter how I feel about myself. He did die for me after all, so how can I not believe in His love for me?

To celebrate my liberation, I wanted to post these pictures. Some are blurry, others are kinda grainy, imperfect you may say- but so am I. I am not perfect by any means according to the world’s standards, but in God’s eyes I am everything He could ever want me to be, and I want to celebrate his creation. All of it.

Thanks for reading. Much love,

Kassie

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

–¬†Psalm 139:14

The Funk

The Funk

Saturday I woke up with the funk.

You know what I’m talking about. You wake up feeling lazy, tired, having no motivation, but most of all you feel kind of meaningless. Well, at least I do. I think it is one of the worst feelings you can ever experience, and I was sulking in it.

I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I forget that I can talk to God about whatever, whenever. That includes when I get into these funks. I tell myself, “I’ll just feel crappy about myself now and talk to God about it later.” Well, I actually don’t think that in the moment, but as I’ve sat here thinking about Saturday I realize that is what I do. I don’t engage with God during the hurt because I feel like He can’t do something about the situation immediately, which is completely false. He revealed that to me VERY clearly.

After moping around all morning, I decided to get out of the house and have quiet time with Jesus. I stopped by a grand establishment, Panera Bread, to have soup and read God’s encouraging Word. As some of you know, I am reading through the Bible beginning to end this year… and maybe next year too. I’m currently in 1st Kings, and Saturday I read chapter 10. To sum it up, King Solomon (the current king of the Israelites at the time) was really successful, wise, and wealthy. His leadership was so eye-catching that a queen came to visit him asking how he did it all, and you know what he says?

He gives all the glory to God. Right then I was reminded that that is what I’m supposed to do too! Every single day I have the opportunity to pursue my mission to share God’s goodness, including funky Saturdays. After reading this passage I felt so hopeful and encouraged that I prayed, asking the Lord to turn around my day and give me the opportunity to share the Gospel. Boy did he do it.

After Panera, I hit up a local coffee shop to read. When I get there the power is out, and the barista (whose name is Seth- I find that out later) tells me that they are limited in what drinks they can make for me. And to make a long story short, Seth ends up offering to pay for my drink. I am blown away by his kindness. These kind of things don’t happen to little ol’ Kassie-¬†ever. I thanked him, and grabbed a table so I could read for an hour or so. While reading though, I couldn’t stop thinking about Seth’s kind gesture. His offer was so genuine, kind, and humble; He was in no way doing it to make him feel good about himself, and I realized that was the character of Jesus. Immediately after this realization, God whispers to me, “Thank him again.” So I did. And you know what? We chatted and I found out he was a believer who needed encouragement just as much as I did.

I don’t tell you all of this to brag; in fact, it’s just the opposite. I have hard days y’all. I have days where I feel worthless and see no hope. I have days where the funk hits me so hard that I can’t get out of bed. It’s depressing and painful, but this past Saturday I learned first-hand that God is more than willing to pull me out of that dark pit IMMEDIATELY. He gave me hope, then He showed me that I had purpose. He also showed me that other believers have purpose too, and that they can be just as discouraged or hopeful as I am. This may sound confusing and silly, but it was such a comforting feeling knowing that God can bring two hurting people and have them walk away feeling loved.

If you’re feeling the funk today, I hope that you found encouragement in this. I pray that you’re not like me and wait to talk to God when the pain has lessened. I pray that you run to God the moment you feel empty, because he can make you whole. NOTHING in this world can satisfy but him. One day we won’t even have to worry about the funk. We’ll be singing, dancing, and praising Jesus. I look forward to that.

 

Much love,

Kassie

 

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23:4

 

Self{less} Love

Self{less} Love

Hi sweet sweet readers! Today’s short post is going to be all about self loveee. *cue Katy Perry’s “Firework”*

Yes ladies and gents, not only are we talking about self love, but what that means as a believer in Christ and what God intends self love to look like!

Let us turn to scripture, shall we?

‚ÄúTeacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?‚ÄĚ

Jesus replied: ‚Äú‚ÄėLove the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.‚Äô¬†This is the first and greatest commandment.¬†And the second is like it: ‚ÄėLove your neighbor as yourself.’

РMatthew 22:36-39 

We are called to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now think about that for a moment; evaluate what that means. Maybe you can ask yourself:

Do you love yourself? Do you love yourself well? Friends, if we don’t know how to love ourselves, how the heck could we ever try and love others?

I am not saying that loving yourself means satisfying all of your flesh’s desires- that is NOT what God has called us to. In fact, we are called to love God first and foremost, (referring back to Matthew 22:37) NOT worship our bodies. And I believe that if we love God and know Him more intimately, we slowly learn how to properly love ourselves because we are starting to see ourselves how our Heavenly Father does.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

– Psalm 139:14

Because of Jesus, because we are the inheritance of the King of kings, because we were created by the ultimate creator,¬†we are worth so much.¬†Not because of anything we have done, but solely due to everything that Jesus did for us. I hope we, yes we, can remind ourselves of this sweet truth because it is all the reason why we should love ourselves. I will admit, I am not the greatest at giving myself the “Go easy on yourself, you’re doing the best that you can!” speech. I am quick to beat myself up and make up ten thousand ¬†reasons why I am worthless, but the cool thing is that I know the cross says otherwise about me. With that said, here are some ways we can all love ourselves better:

  • Read the Word and how much God loves ya
  • Dance around to some bumpin’ worship music
  • Write a paragraph about some of your many great qualities
  • Go for a stroll
  • Dress up all fancy shmancy one day every week
  • Tell yourself in the mirror that you are LOVED
  • Do something nice for someone else
  • Pet a puppy or some other cute, fuzzy animal
  • Be around encouraging friends
  • Watch a funny movie or video

These are just a few of the many things that you can do to show yourself some love. I think it’s important that we take some time aside each week to do things like this because when we are confident in who God made us to be, then we can feel confident when we go out and share our testimonies. We can tell others about our brokeness and not feel guilt-ridden, but full of love because we know that Jesus wiped us clean.

Friends, when we loves ourselves as children of the One True King, we can love others. I hope we can all remember that the next time we look in the mirror.

Much love,

Kassie

He>I

He>I

Hey friends. This week has been a crazy one hasn’t it? I know it has been for me, and I’m sure it’s been an emotional roller-coaster for some of you too. It boggles my mind how much can happen in the short span of 7 days, but oh man can those 7 days really change the next.

Today I just want to chat with y’all about a concept I’ve been thinking about, one that came across me the other day that has given me so much assurance and gained trust in the Lord. And yes I will admit, I don’t always completely trust in God. He constantly has to remind me that He’s trustworthy, but don’t worry- I’m working on it.

Anyways, this concept that I’m talking about is the fact that God is perfect. His ways, His thoughts, His, actions, His PLANS- they are all utterly and amazingly perfect.

Y’all are probably thinking “Duh Kassie, of COURSE God is perfect. He is God after all.” And yeah that’s true, but really think about that for a moment. I let this idea wrap around my pea-sized head and I could barely fathom it.

A PERFECT God loves me and He loves you, and He wants to bless us with the very best a life with Him has to offer. He wants nothing less for us. This means that we have to realize that what we want isn’t always the best.

And boy did the Lord teach me that.

As most of you know, I volunteer with an organization called “Mount Nebo” in which me and many other Jesus-lovin’ people go hang out with kids living in under-resourced communities and tell them about the gospel. I’ve been in this org since last August, and I’ve learned so much through it. However, there was something I was disappointed about this past semester as I kept seeing these kids every week.

No matter how hard I tried, I could not connect with a child. It was such a challenge and I didn’t understand why. After a while I assumed I simply wasn’t meant for the job, and talking with children wasn’t something I was actually called to do. Little did I know that God had something in store.

Mount Nebo recently got the opportunity to reach out to a new community. Looking for volunteers, I decided to join in and help. I knew that the kids at my current community were so loved by other volunteers, and the children in this new community needed to know that they are loved too. So I went to visit the new kiddos this past Thursday and oh man y’all,

the Lord. is. SO. DANG. GOOD.

As soon as I saw their sweet faces, I knew that I was where I needed to be; it was no mistake. I left that community filled with joy, the type of happiness that only comes from God Himself. Not only was I joyful, but kind of shocked too. Now remember, I thought I couldn’t connect with kids. Coming into this community I thought I had a zero chance of having meaningful conversations with a child, but thankfully I was so so wrong.

Y’all, not only is God perfect, but He is bigger and better than we are. Our thoughts, ideas, expectations, assumptions, are so much smaller than what He has planned.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9

Don’t be discouraged by this truth, instead rejoice! Isn’t it neat that we don’t have to have everything figured out? As long as we trust in the Lord, He does the rest! And He does it gladly and magnificently!

I don’t know about you guys, but that truth gave me so much peace. I was so upset last semester because I trusted in my own assumptions about myself instead of my identity in Christ. Not only that, but I didn’t take into consideration that my thoughts are so limited. I didn’t know why I couldn’t connect with the children in the first community, I just knew that it wasn’t happening, but I felt like I had to know the answer. In reality, all I really needed was to trust God that He saw me and my situation, and that He was doing something about it. And lo and behold my Lord made my situation good, better than I could have ever imagined.

Readers, if you’re going through something right now that you flat out don’t understand, let God know. Tell Him how frustrated you are and how confusing everything is, and once you do that, give Him the situation; I promise He will make something beautiful out of it. I am so grateful that our God isn’t a god who succumbs to our¬†wants, but provides in abundance our needs. If it weren’t for that, would joy be a thing? I don’t think so.

Much love,

Kassie

 

He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30

 

 

Things are Changing

Things are Changing

Oh yes they are my friends.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve realized something.

I’m in a new season of my life. The way my life is structured right now is¬†totally different than what is was when I was living back home.

I’m in college now. Every day is different, my planner is full of “to-do’s,” and there are copious amounts of homework every week. It’s awesome- really. It has been such a blessing being able to advance my education even further, but I do have to say I have been struggling with the transition.

I have come to realize that I can’t do weekly blog posts anymore. It’s not because I don’t have the time at all, or because I don’t want too (because believe me, I REALLY want too), but because I don’t want this blog to feel like work. Putting it in my planner to have a post up every Thursday at noon was becoming stressful, and it was no longer about quality, but quantity.

I NEVER want my blog to be about quantity. When I upload something, I want it to be genuine and a post I really put some thought into- not something I threw together to get myself by for the week.

When it comes down to it, I don’t know how often I’ll post. I’m hoping at least every other week, but there are no guarantees. It hurts my heart a little bit, because I love this little corner of the internet. I love sharing with y’all pieces of me and what The Lord is doing in my life, but right now posting frequently just isn’t feasible. And you know what? That’s okay. (I’m still trying to tell myself that).

God told me to start this blog, but he didn’t tell me how often I had to post in order to fulfill his will, and to me that is so beautiful. I am a person who puts high expectations on myself, and The Lord has had to remind me that although I put those high expectations on myself,¬†he doesn’t. I’m harder on myself than he is, and I need to let my expectations go and just sink into his grace.

Great things are coming y’all. Although I may not be able to post as often, when I do it’s going to be good because The Lord is good, and he is doing amazing things in me and around me. I have a huge list of things to share with you, and I can’t wait to do so.

Have a wonderful week, and I hope to chat with you soon!

Much love,

Kassie

 

Let’s chat

Let’s chat

Hey guys, so I have a little something to admit.

I didn’t prepare an outline for my blog post.

I know, I’m a terrible person, but life has been pretty crazy (which I’ll get to later), and I didn’t want to just throw something together. That’s not fair to me and that’s not fair to you.

So, I decided we could have a little chat!

Well, I’ll be doing most of the talking, haha. But y’all are more than welcome to write down in the comments so we as a community can talk about life or even random stuff. That is why this blog is here, so we can come together, be honest with ourselves, and support each other through the ups and downs.

But anywho,

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This is me currently: sitting in the library, sweaty and tired. I’m waiting for my next class, which has been the biggest pain in my side this week. It’s a super interesting class and I enjoy the content, but it requires a TON of reading. I spent 10-13 hours on one assignment y’all. That’s nuts. But hey, that’s college, my new way of life!

Oh yeah, I totally forgot to mention for those of you who don’t know, I am a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. It has been.. a roller-coaster. I have had many ups, like my sweet roommate, a couple of amazing friends, and the fact that God has been so faithful through the downs. The downs have been pretty hard on me. I got a cold, my other health stuff has been a pain, I’m overwhelmed, and what’s been hitting me the most- the feeling of incompetence.

Let me tell you though,

The Lord is so good and faithful!

I have realized how important it is to bring our situations to the Lord. When we don’t ask for His help and guidance, we are basically telling Him we can do stuff on our own. But the truth is we can’t. I know¬†for sure that¬†I can’t, haha. So I have been giving my worries and pains to The Lord, and every time He does something about them. He’ll reveal to me sweet truth, or He’ll physically heal me. It’s beautiful. I think He’s trying to constantly remind me that He’s here. He is closer than my breath. It’s so great.

But yeah, school feels like a dream. It doesn’t feel like I’m here and that this is my life for the next 4 years (more like 8, but let’s not think about that right now). I am so grateful though. I don’t ever want to sit and complain about how bad my life is while being here, because it’s a blessing- a BIG blessing. And it’s been difficult not getting into that negative mentality due to me feeling incompetent. Sometimes I question if I am meant to be here or if I’m good enough, but then I look back at scripture and remind myself that I am enough because of Jesus and what He did on the cross. It’s a daily battle in my head, but I’m pretty sure I’ll win in the end.

I’m about to have class, so I guess I’ll end it here. I hope y’all start chatting in the comments! I love talking and hearing from y’all. It means the world to me. Also, if you are in need in prayer, you should definitely visit my prayer requests page. Not only do I love getting to know you by reading your comments, but I want to pray for you too.

Much love,

Kassie

P.S. UT BEAT NOTRE DAME. Just thought I should remind you of that awesomeness.

 

Update on My Social Media Fast

Update on My Social Media Fast

Hello readers! I wanted to update you on my social media fast since it’s almost been 2 weeks since I made my whole blog post about it. If you didn’t get a chance to read that, I’ll leave the link at the bottom of this post.

Some of you may have already noticed that I am back on social media. After a week and a couple of days, I decided that it was okay to give myself access to the good ol’ internet again. I felt that the end goal I was searching for was reached, and that goal was for me not to be so dependent on social media.

During my time off the interwebs, I actually learned a lot about myself and my lifestyle. One of the main things that this fast taught me is that it is completely okay to not know what everyone else is doing.

I know, that revelation is gasp-worthy, but it is so true.

I didn’t cry because I knew I was missing out on a celebrity’s #ootd. In fact, it felt very freeing that I wasn’t keeping up with everyone’s life updates. I used to spend so much time surveying other people’s lives that I didn’t even give myself time to think of my own. This leads me to the next big point that I learned from fasting:

Use your free time to try new things!

During my fast, I had a LOT more free time to myself, which gave me the opportunity to do things I wouldn’t normally do. I will admit, that didn’t mean I was always productive, but I did things that I truly enjoyed doing. For example, I played Pokemon. Not Pokemon Go, but actual Pokemon on the DS (Alpha Sapphire to be exact). And guess what? It was so much fun! It’s been so long since I’ve given myself the time to sit down and dive into a game like that, and I don’t regret it. It was relaxing and it gave me a new element to myself- something I could bond over with others.

I totally recommend giving yourself some time to try something new, or do something you haven’t done in a long time. New hobbies or interests can always be a fun adventure, even if it’s something as silly as playing Pokemon.

Now probably the most important thing I learned through this experience is how important it is to build relationships. With family, friends, and God. I no longer had a phone to distract me when I was hanging out with someone or when I had my quiet time with The Lord. My time with everyone was raw, and because of that it made those moments so much sweeter. People REALLY enjoy when you give them your undivided attention; it makes them feel loved and important.

This was such a great experience that I do not regret doing at all. I’m so happy that I am now at a point where I don’t constantly feel the need to check my phone. And when I do get down or I need support, I go to God instead of the internet, and it has made LOADS of a difference in my life. I didn’t lose a thing from fasting, I actually gained, and I am so grateful that The Lord called me to do it.

If y’all have any questions about my fasting experience, feel free to leave a comment below! I love hearing your feedback.

Thanks for reading!

Much love,

Kassie

 

 

Social Media, Time, and Jesus¬†‚Üź Why I did my fast

 

My Ebenezer

My Ebenezer

Samuel then took a large stone and placed it in between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point, the Lord has helped us!” – 1 Samuel 7:12 (NLT)

This past week I was able to place my own Ebenezer. In just a matter of four days, the Lord did some radical things in my life, and I want to share it will y’all today.

From Sunday to Wednesday I was a part of a wonderful camp called “Ignite Texas.” It was a camp for incoming UT students to help us find community with other Christians on campus. Going into it, I didn’t really know what to expect. I saw it as an opportunity to be on fire for the Lord as soon as I enter college, but it turned out to be SO much more than that, in the greatest of ways.

Not only am I on fire for God, but my relationship with Him is so much deeper than it was when I stepped on those camp grounds. I see Him in a whole new light now; The Lord is so big and miraculous that I seriously cannot even fathom it. I am starting to get to know WHO He is, not just what He can do, and it has been the greatest adventure.

And y’all, I met the most amazing people I have ever met in my entire life. The loving presence that surrounded me was not only The Lord’s goodness, but the passion that His disciples had for their new peers. Something I noticed very quickly was that the counselors at this camp truly wanted to get to know us campers, and that made the entire experience feel so welcoming. No one was left out, and no one was alone.

In high school I did not have the greatest luck with friends. The more years that passed by, the less friends I had. My beliefs and the way I lived my life didn’t line up with other people’s, so slowly my friends chipped away. By senior year I had a few acquaintances and one friend, ¬†and that one friend was already in college. Senior year was a difficult season for me. I battled with my health, family issues, and on top of all of that I felt¬†alone.

But that’s when The Lord gave me a promise.

A promise for amazing friends in the future.

And guess what?

He kept His promise!

What God had in store for me when it came to friends was WAY better than what I had imagined. I figured that I would make friends throughout my collegiate years, whether it be in my classes, church, or clubs. But instead, God has put me in a place where I can enter this new season of my life with friends already by my side.

I cannot explain how grateful I am for Ignite. The immense amount of love, breakthroughs, memories, and inside jokes that happened in that short amount of time is something I will NEVER forget. It is a stone that I can always look back on and proclaim, “He is good.”

Because He is.

God really is.

And I am a testimony for that.

Much love,

Kassie

#Signsislyfe #NinjaTurtleSwag #Wecantstayhere #WEGOTTAGO

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Social Media, Time, and Jesus

Social Media, Time, and Jesus

Hello lovely readers!

I know this post is kinda random and not on my usual schedule, but I really wanted to share with y’all something that has been revealed to me, and maybe it’s something that the Lord also wants to reveal to you. I feel like what I’m about to discuss is something a lot of us go through in this day and age, but it goes fairly unnoticed, which is another reason why I feel compelled to share it with you.

So here it goes.

I am going on a social media fast.

Some of you may be gasping right now thinking, “That’s impossible!” but oh no my friend, it is happening.

I have been feeling really lost and confused lately. I feel like my mind is in all different places, and I can’t focus to save my life. For the longest time I wasn’t sure why I was feeling this way. I figured that it’s because I have been uninspired or busy. But I have come to realize that I am spending too much time in the wrong places.

I believe that I am trying to find satisfaction in social media. I watch it to feel something, whether it’s happiness, inspiration, or dare I even say it-wholeness. I am searching for answers in places where I simply cannot get them. I know this because when I am on social media, more than half of the time I am also giving my attention to something else. I will watch YouTube and get on Twitter at the same time because apparently just doing one isn’t good enough. These distractions has impeded on my relationship with the Lord. I run to my distractions instead of running to Him. I depend on and¬†trust¬†worldly entertainment more than I trust God.

And that is not okay.

He is where I find joy.

He gives me inspiration.

And most of all, He is the one who truly makes me feel whole.

So today I have pledged to do a social media detox. I need to spend less time on the internet and more time with the Lord. He deserves so much more of my time than what I have been giving Him, and when I spend time with God I need to give Him my full attention.

Social media can¬†never do what our Almighty Creator can, even in the slightest. So if you have been struggling with this problem as well, I challenge you to step away from internet. You don’t have to do a full blown fast. Even if it is just staying off the internet for 3 hours a day and spending some of that time with The Lord, I’m sure it will make a difference.

During this time I’ll only be on social media for blog purposes. I’m not sure how long I’ll be doing this for, so if you need to contact me for any reason feel free to send me a message on my “Contact me” page.

Also, I want to give a shout-out to VivaciousHannah and Tessa Violet. Both of them made YouTube videos that really brought this issue to my attention. If you’re interested in watching their videos, I’ll leave links at the bottom of this post.

Much love,

Kassie

Hannah’s video-¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cwhwPz_5hU

Tessa’s video-¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec27Gil-Dlw