It seems my publisher thought it would be a GRAND idea to set up a facebook page for my book – God, Grace & Girlfriends . Apparently I neglected to share my great PHOBIA of the LIKE button — okay, it's not a phobia of the button it's a downright FEAR of no one clicking the button. I am so afraid that NO ONE will show up and click the button and there I'll be — all alone with my sad little facebook page and a little number 1 by the button and the words ‘1 like this.' (Yes, I know I have issues.)
I finally let people know about the page and then I held my breath and told the Lord I'd be JUST FINE without any LIKES, all the while planning my exit from all things facebook. But I'm still on facebook and the Lord blessed me with some PRECIOUS friends who LIKED my book page! I'm breathing again — so thanks to all you sweet Likers!
I know I may look confident and self assured and most days I am. I am certain of what the Lord has done in my life. I'm certain of the message He has given me to share. I'm certain that girlfriends matter — and I am living proof that sweet friends are a true blessing. But for some reason social media can send me into raging insecurity — and none more so than the LIKE button. After all it is a LIKE button with a counter beside it — how much worse can it get? It makes me feel as if I'm jumping up and down, waving my arms and shouting ‘Like me!' — attractive image, isn't it?
I'm thankful that the Lord has given me this book and this message — and He is the MOST important LIKE in my life. I just need to keep my insecurities in check — but my word that can be so hard. I try not to look at the numbers more than 452 times a day…. I kid, I only check once every 3 minutes. I am sure there will be much more coming that will send my insecurities and pyscho tendencies into high alert — it's going to be a wild adventure!
What about you? Do you have something that makes you insecure?