That’s right, I said it. I am a recovering Pinterest addict. And I am here to tell you about my road to recovery.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter, by the way. Mine was just ducky.
I have never fasted for Lent before. This year I felt enormously convicted that I needed to give up Pinterest for forty days. I knew that I was on it far too much but it wasn’t until I took Pinterest out of my life that I learned how much I had allowed it to take over my thought life.
Used to be, I prayed through the day. I talked to God during the (rare) quiet moments and gave my thoughts to him. Now that I have this new-fangled smart phone I have an app at my fingertips that allows me to indulge, at any moment of the day, the part of me that wants a perfect life. I was forever looking at beautiful interiors (my kryptonite), inspiring photos, wonderful recipes, and how-tos. Gradually, I traded quiet moments of prayers for a quick peak at Pinterest to look at a life out of my reach. I drifted from God and became so very discontent. I began to hate everything in my house, all of my clothes and especially the way I look. I became covetous of the things I do not have and forgot to appreciate the incredible blessings that I do have. As the month wore on I also noticed that not only was I becoming more content with my little life but I was able to be more creative with original thoughts and ideas whereas before I was forever conjuring images of something I saw on Pinterest.
I took a great recourse and turned it into an idol. So Pinterest is still on the shelf until I am sure I can check it out without becoming a raging maniac. Until I am sure I have developed some temperance. Isn’t that a pretty little word?
Hebrews 13:5Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”