I say this part daily when I say the Lord's Prayer. That is a major commonality among the Christian religions.
When I was thinking about this verse I thought of something that really effects me.... Facebook. I have this love/ hate relationship with Facebook. It's like I'm back in high school.... everyone's doing it and I miss out on info if I'm not on.
I took a break a few months ago and it was wonderful I didn't have to hear so many people brag and go on and on about themselves. Then I got sucked back in because I do have some good friends on it and I like to look at their family pictures plus... I like to snoop around on people. OK I admit it you can see what people are doing without really talking to them.
So I was on the other day, here's where the lead me not into temptation comes in. I look at some of my high school friends pages. I instantly am thrown back into those insecure days and seeing how beautiful these girls look, their fancy homes and great lives. Of course everyone has a perfect life on FB. Everyone has the best photo to make them look great. Do you ever see a horrible photo? No! Mine is taken over a year ago. I'm guilty too!
I instantly feel fat, ugly and insecure. Five minutes before I felt like I was doing ok. I have 4 kids and some extra baby weight but who really cares?
Since most people highlight their life in photos. If someone has an event you know if you weren't invited instantly. That increases our adult insecurities.
We all have the friends who update their status 20 times a day. Do they have anything else do to? That really annoys me.
My dilemma, we refuse to let our 13 year old daughter have a facebook. It causes too much drama and I see how the kids talk bad about each other. I had a conversation with the school assistant principal about this. I'm afraid she will become obsessed with reading about others. I want to protect her as long as I can.
Back when I was in junior high we had 3 way calling with no caller ID. If you wanted to hear someone talk about about you, you would be silent and catch them in the act. I was bad doing this. I even recorded someone talking bad and played it at a slumber party. Yes, I was a mean girl.
I always thought when I grew up I would never be insecure or jealous. Old people don't worry about that stuff. Well this 33 year old women sadly still gets sucked into these feelings. I pray about it daily. I ask for God to give me graces and the message I keep hearing... "Lead me not into temptation".
Does Facebook make you feel bad at times too?