FACEGOD NOT FACEBOOK

I’m reblogging this post with the kind permission of Apostle Tone, my big brother. I think the phrase FACEGOD is brilliant, especially because in pidgin English, it means, “focus on, give all your attention to God”. It’s amazing the amount of time we spend on facebook interactions. For many people, FACEBOOK  time has taken over real-life, meaningful connections that ought to happen with friends, family and God.  Friends, the word for today is FACEGOD!

MUCH AS I’D LIKE IT TO BE OTHERWISE WHEN IT COMES TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA I AM WHAT YOU WILL CALL A CAVEMAN.

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On Facebook for years, I rarely use the darn thing. But yesterday, I had  an unusual surge of inspiration. So, I made a concerted effort to drag  myself into the 21st Century.

Mucking around on Mark  Zuckerberg’s (photo above) mind blowing invention, I realised I had  immediate access to so many people from my past that I haven’t heard  from in yonks.

Begging bowl in hand,  metaphorically speaking, I subsequently asked about a gross people to befriend me.  The response I had at best was a mixed bag.

A handful  acquiesced to my demand of friendship immediately. Which was nice for my ego. A trickle was soon to follow. A fair number simply pretended they  hadn’t heard from me and altogether ignored my desperate plea for companionship. That was more  than a tad painful.

But what I found most injurious, were a gaggle of people I thought were friends offering me the  ‘privilege’ to follow them, instead of a fully blown friendship status.  Basically, they want to tell me everything they are up to, but do not care a jot about me; or for that matter whatever it is that I was up to.

What arrogance, I erupted. Hurt and on the  verge of invoking diverse plagues on the houses of those who had slighted  me, the Holy Spirit intervened. ‘Steady on, Apostle!’ Beginning to feel  mocked, the Helper assured me He was not in the mocking game.

Indeed, as it transpired the Holy Spirit had a very serious message to impart.  ‘The problem is not following. The ultimate question is whom are you  following?’ To Peter, and the other 11 disciples, Christ  said: ‘FOLLOW ME.’ Now, that sure is a Friend worth following!

Brethren, it is FACEGOD time and not Facebook. Friendship with God is the  quickest way of filling the void in our lives that often force us to  seek friends where they don’t exist. God’s only offer of friendship  though stems from a meaningful relationship with His Son. John 3:16.  Apostle Tone, Making Christ Known. Romans 1:16.

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