Building is easy. Resting is hard!
Everything you and I need is already in our hands. We’re often unable to see it because of our perspective. Developing our mindset or character is essential to making the most of what we’ve been given. What is in your hands?
Silence does not mean inactivity.
Taking a break from the front lines of social media is necessary.
I have a love-hate relationship with social media. The pressure is to show up, perform, and build our brands. Yes, we have a different level of access because of it. But what is God saying and doing? Sometimes we get so enamored in the crowd that we forget God is leading us to the secret place of one-on-one time with him. God receives glory when we make decisions from our relationship with him. He knows what you need to develop. Sometimes that means going offline for a season.
Social media is optional.
We must be willing to know when it’s time to draw back and rest.
I desire to be where God is at all times. Both in-season and out of season. If he isn’t there, I am not going. If he isn’t going, neither am I. At this moment in time, I am finding God in the mundane of strategic partnerships.
How do we cultivate the NOW without getting lost in tomorrow?
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matthew 6:34).”
God is calling us to focus on today by being fully present.
Being fully present for me looks like taking my talents offline. I have developed an offline plan that you are welcome to duplicate and adjust based on what God is instructing of you.
My Offline Plan
Nurture meaningful relationships and allow God to remove out-of-season ones.
Create an updated book outline, write two weekly chapters, and share in real time with my growing list of eight subscribers. Would you like to be the ninth subscriber? Click Here. My podcast is on hold until my book is complete.
Cultivate the 70+ individuals as a part of my text message community. All that is missing is YOU. Text 919-568-5610 to start receiving encouragement towards the goals set before you.
Document my journey through vlogs on youtube. I start and stop. I am determined to commit in the coming months. The key for me will be to hire someone to edit the videos.
Commit to writing at minimum 3x a week on this digital journal.
Spend less time on Instagram and Facebook.
Invest in online courses, read or listen to books, and engage in thought-provoking discussions.
Meal prep to reduce times of distractions.
I encourage you to write your action plan and watch what God does. It is time to go offline.
Lean into God.
Let him fortify your strength and renew your soul through strategic partnerships and one on one time with Him. #keepgoing
WE SHOULD BE DIGITAL FRIENDS!
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