Fasting From Social Media
As part of our 21 Days of Consecration, we are fasting from social media. Now, social media is not bad in and of itself; it is rather the way it is used that makes it good or bad.
One of the reasons we are fasting from social media for a time is because statistics show that people spend at least 2.5 hours per day on social media. During this time of consecration, we want to focus in on God, and take time for self-examination, study of God’s Word and the other disciplines included in our consecration fast. Our Pastors have shared with us that we are fasting for a cause – we can use the time we would have spent on social media connecting with God in prayer, and connecting with our families.
Additionally, social media, while it can be used for good, is notorious for spreading negative and ungodly images, messaging, videos and more. During our 21 Days of Consecration we really want to focus on things that are positive, uplifting and godly.
We are asking everyone participating in the fast, both adults and youth, to refrain from using social media that is not related to work, schoolwork or church for seven days – from Sunday, January 10th at 6:00 pm to Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 am.