Yesterday, I was trying to delete my Instagram Account. I have to quit posting photos there because my eyes have been damaged by my tablet and I have to quit using it. In fact, I try to use my laptop as little as possible too.
I believe it was the blue light in the tablet that damaged my eyes. I used to take my glasses off and have the tablet close to my eyes to read it. I was on my tablet for hours each day reading books, news, email and surfing the web. I didn’t know about the blue light that is on tablets and phones. It can actually damage the retina severely. I now have to wear glasses with a prism in them.
I turned off the blue light on my laptop and tried using my tablet in black and white. But there is something else about that tablet that bothers my eyes because even in black and white my face starts twitching and my eyes get very tired.
Well, back to Instagram which is a wonderful type of social media. I enjoyed being on there and meeting all kinds of interesting people. But, as I said, I can’t do it anymore so last night I decided to take my membership off.
Have you ever tried to delete one of your online accounts? It is usually not easy. They don’t want you to do that. Their membership numbers go down. They would rather have your account, even if you don’t use it.
After one hour of trying to delete it and them telling me my password was wrong and me trying to choose another password, which they did not want me to do, I gave up. I did get to a part where they asked me to download their Instagram app and maybe there I could do it. But by that time I was so angry I thought my head would explode.
So I sat there fuming and hating people who run social media – just full of rage.
Hmm, well I knew that was not a good thing so I prayed. I told God all about it and how I didn’t want this rage inside me. I asked him to take it away. I felt God’s presence come upon me and then the thought came into my mind, “What would Jesus do if he couldn’t delete his Instagram account?” I laughed out loud at that! I know very well what he would do – quit trying and not get mad. He wouldn’t care at all. He has more important things to think about and do.
I love asking myself what Jesus would do because it clarifies almost any situation. So if Instagram wants me to be a member until Jesus returns, it is okay with me.