Blessings in the Mighty Name of Yeshua Hamashiach!
(Helpful Distraction or Harmful Addiction?
Social media can have negative effects on our spiritual lives. Here are some of them:
It allows room for secret sin.
It steals precious time.
It pollutes the mind.
It leads to comparison and unrealistic expectations.
It causes envy and jealousy
Andrew Sullivan, One of the first well-known Internet bloggers eventually realized that he was plugged in so often that his virtual life had replaced his real one, and he could no longer be alone with his thoughts, prayers, or observations of the world. “Although I spent hours each day, alone and silent, attached to a laptop, it felt as if I were in a constant cacophonous crowd of words and images, sounds and ideas, emotions and tirades — a wind tunnel of deafening, deadening noise,” he writes.
We also may suffer from this affliction sometimes: scrolling through social media like a zombie, doing nothing productive, feeling like you're avoiding something important.
Overloading our minds with social media has implications for spiritual life because it’s in silence and solitude—and perhaps most importantly, our present-moment experience—that spiritual life happens. Maybe It's meant to have a revelation while bored and sitting in a waiting room, or meant to learn something from a friend face-to-face instead of through Facebook comments. It's dangerous to live on the "Likes, Views & Shares of Social Media.
A relationship with God should be our only source of significance, purpose, and love.
If we block out the real world for the virtual one, we may miss out on what God can tell us.
Luke 5:16 AMP
 But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion].