I feel like the media fast has opened my eyes. As I have been going through this I have come to the conclusion that I don't need media... crazy right? As I have thought about I realized that my attachment to social media is almost unhealthy but I don't really enjoy it as much as I thought I did. I think one of the main reasons I'm on Instagram and Twitter is simply because that's what teenagers do. I can think of so many times when I was scrolling through my feed because I felt like I had a "responsibility" to look at my friends' posts. And this has only become more evident through the media fast. I find that I'm too busy too really miss social media or tv. Before the fast I thought I it would be super horrible, but I have found that I don't like social media as much as I thought I did. I mean I still find it challenging but just not as much as I thought it would be. It's not horrible like I thought it would be, I actually feel like it has lifted this "duty" to be on social media. All my friends look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I'm doing a media fast, and they are even more shocked when I tell them it's for a whole month. The media fast has already allowed me to grow closer to God, learn more about myself, and media in my life, I can't wait to see where else it takes me.
What is a 30-Day Secular Media Fast?
What if the noise of godless media is drowning out the voice of God? Not all media is bad... but maybe the distraction away from God is making harder to hear and see God at work.
This is a journey of a group of high school students who have committed to take 30 days to focus on God through God-centered media. This includes TV, movies, books, magazines, smart phone apps, and many social media outlets.
Here, you can follow their stories, their lives, and their challenges. Feel free to leave comments and encouragement.