Arden’s Unsocial Experiment April 17, 2012
What happens when a gal who’s made a name for herself on knowing a little something about everything unplugs from two major sources that spoon feed the world information?
Does she go crazy?
Does she create mystery?
Does she encounter the actual world around her instead of the virtual world engrossing her?
Honestly. I have no idea. But, I’m on a mission to find out. I’m calling it my Unsocial Experiment. I’m going 40 days without actively engaging in Twitter or Facebook. I took the bookmarks and apps off of all of my devices. I’m keeping a daily private journal. I’m seeking encouragement from friends.
And I’m uncluttering my life to see what in the world God wants to do with me?
Why 40 days? For me, it’s Biblical.
- God destroyed the world He created but for one man and His family in 40 days.
- Upon being baptized and prior to His public ministry, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness.
- After Jesus rose from the dead He spent 40 days teaching how to spread the gospel before He ascended into Heaven.
Each of these 40 days were days meant to be spent in preparation. Noah prepared for a new world. Jesus prepare for humanity salvation. Then, He prepared others to teach about said salvation.
But, all had to sacrifice to reach the higher purpose of his life. I want to know what I’m called to do as well. I miss a lot of the interactions I have in social media, but I’m also learning who my friends are, what my days mean, and where my God wants me.
I’ll take fewer interactions for higher meaning.