From One Addiction to Another…

Seems like when I kick one addiction, another addiction pops up. For example, before I blogged I was an obsessive writer and critiquer until God told me to stop. So I did for a season and picked up blogging. It was a way to deal with not writing. Yeah, I know it doesn’t make sense, stop writing and start blogging, but it served a purpose and God got control of my writing.

Then I became an obsessive blogger. Recently I’ve lost the drive to blog only to have the drive shift to Twitter and Facebook status checking. Though I’d much rather be working on my WIP, the mindless surfing and status checking late at night has to stop! It’s robbing me of precious hours and precious sleep, so I’m declaring a Facebook fast and Twitter strike. At least until Christmas, so if you want to get a hold of me you’ll have to email. But I really need to limit my time checking email as well!

Wouldn’t it be great if I could kick the habit before the New Year? And maybe I’ll have completed my current WIP by then!

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  1. I think the addiction comes in because we are seeking for something new and fresh. Twitter and Facebook constantly have new and fresh content. So we look for that new comment or fresh face. We do need to be careful though – because older, slower methods sometimes can prove to be more meaningful in the long run.:)

  2. I did the same thing! Although I haven’t banned Twitter…yet. It was just sucking up too much time.

  3. For me, it’s seeking connection with people and I think my desire for this connection (good feeling I get when I get a comment/email/tweet)needs to be redirected to spending time with Jesus. Like Georgiana, that’s been an area lately that’s gone to the wayside and no matter how long I spend on FB, Twitter, etc. I’ll never get that emotional need filled that comes with spending time with Jesus.

    When oh when will I learn that!!!!!

  4. I get a glow from the contact with others, but like you I can begin to find it addictive. I’ve had to say to myself – when I automatically go to do this I will choose to do something better instead – e.g. spend time with God and study.

    God bless you!

  5. Lucy, Not sure I’ve replaced my “addictions” with anything better yet, but I have found I have more time and I’m getting to bed earlier!

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