We all know it. The fear of missing out. It´s called "FOMO" and can become a quite a distress.
The last weeks have surely been one of the biggest adventures in my life.
I love travelling. - We´ve already stayed in nine different accommodations at five different places.
I love making new friends. - We´ve met countless of lovely new people.
I love church. - Since we left home we´ve attended another service every Sunday.
Nevertheless I feel like I´m missing something. Experiencing all of this as well as my ambition to post high quality content on my blog every week isn´t allowing me to really calm down.
In the last couple of days I came to realize that we aren´t on this journey just to have a "good" time. We´re here to experience God.
My wife and I are still missing clarity on what comes next as soon as we arrive back home in Germany.
Therefore I will create more space to seek God and to spend more time in prayer. During this important time in our life I don´t want to stand in my own way. I want to take distractions and things that are "good" but not "God" out of the way.
This means (at least for the next month):
> I´m not gonna write or post any blog posts.
That´s somethings that is quite hard for me to do. Because it´s so much fun for me to do creative work. In addition I´m actually trying to build up continuity. They say to post constantly is vital if you want to succeed.
So putting this thing on pause is a real sacrifice. I had just began to find a rhythm.
> I´m not gonna work on my social media.
When it comes to Facebook, Twitter und Instagram I´m not relaxed anyway. It´s a daily struggle. In the future I will have to relearn this whole thing. Got to learn to show my real me, to be authentic. Because that´s really hard for me to do.
Right now this doesn´t matter. Promoting my blog posts doesn´t either. Now it´s all about God, myself and the future he has in store for me and us.
> I´m not gonna read any e-mail newsletters.
In fact I´m gonna unsubscribe from all newsletters and blogs I follow.
During the next month I have to check my inboxes for different reasons. However, I´ll bring the amount of information and inspiration down to a minimum. Three weeks of TV abstinence have been a good experience before.
Although it is important to get inspired and keep being informed I´m deterimed to ban distraction for now. To really create space.
What makes it hard for you to experience God on a level you actually would like to? Where are you mixing "good" stuff up with what is from God ? I´m looking forward to reading your comment.