I desire to love God more and live for Him! – Amy Deng (Faithful Team)

Towards the end of last year, I started to develop a habit of scrolling through social media after I had done what I needed to do for the day, when my kids had already gone to bed. At first it was for a short time, but gradually it became longer and longer. I had lots of reasons to “justify” why I was doing it. “I was tired from working the whole day, being so busy with the kids when I came home… I needed time just for myself, and time to not think about anything…” But in my heart, I knew I was wasting time, and it wasn’t most beneficial for my spirit to use time in this way. Before Jan 1, I had deleted my social media app, and made a decision to quit. I wasn’t sure if I could really do it, and cried out to the Lord for help. Shortly after, the Sunday message last week was about whether we wanted to live our lives to God’s original plan and standards, or we wanted to compromise based on our weaknesses. I knew in my heart that I wanted God’s way. He wants me to be close to Him, and I should not compromise that for anything. Now I am more determined than before about spending my time well. It’s not just about being able to sleep earlier by not wasting time to scroll through things, it’s about my heart’s desire to love God more, spend time with Him, and to live for Him. It’s been a couple of weeks now, and I find myself doing more productive activities, and not feeling as busy! I have so much time! I can contact my family overseas to show care, I can write bookmarks to brothers and sisters, I can read spiritual books… Changing one habit can enlarge my capacity more!