The New Addiction

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Could social media be the new addiction of our generation ? What is the price we pay for an     Insta-gram addiction ? For many people,  the price  they pay is their peace, hope, and happiness. It's very easy for a focus to be on what is constantly going on in social media.  The truth of the matter is,  people seldomly show you everything that's going on in their lives.  We often only get to see the good things that are happening in someone's life via social media. This often tricks us into having perception that we are the only ones that are struggling or having a bad day. By no means am I saying that social media is bad. However, it may be a good idea to assess the content that you are paying attention to,  on social media, on a regular basis. The Bible says in Philippians 4:8 (NLT ).   "And  now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." This is a great guide to follow when assessing what captures our attention and thoughts via social media. If the majority of the content does not line up with the things the bible admonishes us to fix our thoughts on, then it might be time to consider changing the content. Ultimately, God has given us these guidelines out of love and not because he wants to control us. The more we live the word of God and not just read it,  the more we will be able to live out our purpose and find true happiness.