Do you ever worry that you are missing out?

Do you ever worry that you are missing out? A short session on Facebook or other social media may convince you that everybody is having a better time than you. But are they really? Let’s face it, no one is going to post a photo of a kitchen accident resulting in a broken plate or a ruined meal. No one’s going to write a blog about a missed bargain on a website or clothes ruined by a muddy puddle. Likewise, photos of amazing parties, holidays, adrenalin filled activities (not so much at the moment obviously!) can make our take away in front of the telly look a bit flat by comparison. So if all we see and hear are other people’s little wins we can think we are missing out. What can we do about this? Well, science research suggests that passive over use of social media can make us feel less positive about life. So for FOMO today, maybe cut down on viewing these kinds of posts. Ignorance could be bliss! But the things you feel you’re missing out on today are nothing in comparison to what you could miss out on in the future. Talking about the coming Kingdom of God on earth, the Bible says “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NKJV). That’s something you really won’t want to miss out on! To be part of this future joy, the Bible tells us to “repent and be baptised”. That’s what is needed to avoid missing out on the day when followers of God shall “obtain joy and gladness”, and when “sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10 NKJV)

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