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Unfathomable Facebook Feeds

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Do you know of someone whose choices lately have brought you concern? Or perhaps a friend has reached out to you in concern?

For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:10 ESV)

My friend’s Facebook feed is just plain painful. In anticipation of horror, I literally find myself putting my hand over my heart before I scroll down to read a new post from her.

No, she doesn’t post pictures of animals being tortured in order to show support to PETA, (although I do have a few friends who do) nor does she post devastating, graphic news feeds.  No, more disturbing than that, she posts her unfolding, constantly evolving love life. It kills me.

She refuses to listen to any logic from those of us who have seen her self-destruct several times now (bringing her precious kids along for the ride) and will often unfriend anyone who speaks any ‘negativity’ into her life. During her last marriage, I called her on the phone after a few of her zinger posts.  We spoke and prayed and it seemed to be somewhat productive.  However, this time around, I am a bit baffled as to how to proceed.

Not long ago, I wrote a piece that was inspired by women like this friend of mine. It was birthed out of friends walking through fire and refusing to see the obvious.

So if you’re reading this, and you’ve recently had a friend or two . . . or ten . . . reach out to you in love and concern of some choices that you’ve been making, please stop whatever it is that you’ve involved in and spend some quiet time with the Lord in his Word. Consider the wise counsel of friends.  See if perhaps they are not bringing ‘negativity’ into your life, but rather trying to pat out the fire that’s about to engulf you.

Father, I thank You for good friends who have smothered flames in my life! Help us to love and speak uncomfortable truth into the lives of each other when necessary  . . . and equip our own hearts to receive loving correction from those You’ve placed in our lives to be guard rails. Amen!

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