I have decided to delete my facebook page. I am not sure yet whether this will be a temporary thing, or permanent. I will have to see how it goes.
Facebook has increasingly become an area of pain for me. It has become another forum for rejection for me. In the last week, two people I used to be close with have unfriended me. I don't bat an eye any more when someone I wasn't that close to unfriends me, but when it starts to become people I have hung out with, spent time with and generally had a good time with I just don't understand. Additionally, seeing pictures of things I have not been invited to, or hearing about all the great times everyone is having with everyone else is starting to take its toll.
Granted, I have not spent a lot of time with either of the people that unfriended me recently, but then I look at their current friend list and I could say the same thing about most of the people on there that we have in common. So, I just am going to chose not to be a part of it for a while and see if that helps.
Additionally, there is a lot of "noise" and "clutter" in my life and hearing the voice of the Lord in the midst of all of this for what He wants for my life has become almost impossible. Think about having a meal with a friend at the noisiest bar you can think of, or trying to hear a friend talk to you while the crowd is cheering its loudest at a Mariners or Seahawks game....it is almost impossible. So, I just need to de-clutter and shut off some of the noise in my life right now. Facebook has to go.