Friday, January 28, 2011

Unsubscribe




Subscription
[measuring if it's worth it]

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Usually, the first thing I do before getting out of bed in the morning is scroll through my emails on my iPhone. I don't know if it was the Christmas online shopping or what, but my inbox seems to be constantly full of Ad's [not spam, but Ad's from places I have purchased from]. It was overwhelming, annoying and just plain tempting...I'd be perfectly fine to not spend any money, but when you email me every-single-day with your "deals" suddenly "I NEED" them.

I unsubscribed.

To like at least 30+ places [stores, ministries, organizations and such]

De-cluttering.

Virtual Spring Cleaning.

Call it what you may, my inbox now greets me with real emails and things of the eternal importance. Not deals, sales, and information I don't have time for.

I highly recommend it.

Then I got to thinking. What other aspects of my life need "unsubscribing". I know every day as well I wake up to things I've been subscribing to. Enemies I've shopping with. Lies I've purchased from. Darkness I've stayed in touch with. For whatever reason, they are there. Some for a long time, some just before Christmas. They come in every morning, I read, I try to delete. 

What about not reading? 
What about not having to delete them? 
What about just plain unsubscribing from them? 

No longer giving them permission to enter my spiritual inbox. Measuring if it's worth my time and energy to even give them even that one minute every morning when they fill my inbox...just because I opened my eyes.

I'm asking the Lord to help me unsubscribe from...

overwhelmed.com
wontgeteverythingdonetoday.com
yourenotenough.com
failure.com
youreabadmommyandwife.com
suppressedanger.com
hotmessdisaster.com

What are you unsubscribing from?




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13 comments:

  1. Ooh, how about:
    myhouseneedstolookperfect.com
    tvreallyisagreatbabysitter.com
    ifyoulovemeyouwilldo*fillintheblank*.com
    ineedmoremoneyforcrapidontneed.com
    losingthoselasttenpoundswillmakemehappy.com
    ifyoudontagreewithmeijudgeyou.com
    readthisblogstobemorespiritual.com

    Only teasing with the last one! :)

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  2. [subscribing to] iheartlindseycarson.com

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  3. Great post and food for thought!

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  4. Hey! Thanks for your sweet comment at my blog the other day! Love yours! God intentionally brought me to read this post! Today, I met with my friend whose word from God this year is "unsubscribe!" She told me this a few weeks ago! I'm going to have her come and read your great post!!
    Hugs!
    Susan

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  5. Need to unsubscribe to fear. I often pray for God to deliver me from my fears...and he does. But I gotta do it daily. Sometimes many times a day. Thanks for your post!

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  6. You are putting out some really good posts!! Keep it up!

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  7. Runner Mom...that is TOO freaky! I mean, totally a God thing, ha ha. PLEASE let me know via email too, just so I don't miss it when she comes by...I can imagine she's going to be floored God said the same thing to two people. [I know it happens all the time, but still, freaking me out]

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  8. Tiffany, I hear ya...have you read my post? http://curiousgeorgi.blogspot.com/2010/11/what-i-use-to-fear.html

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  9. About twice a year I have to unsubscribe to a ton of things I thought would be good for a quick read. Usually they end up making me covet. I even went through a time I had to immediately toss the Pottery Barn catalog as soon as it came! I need to subscribe to IWillFulfillAllYourNeeds.com. Whenever I do, there is no comparison. Why is that so hard to remember in the moment?

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  10. Very interesting. Will be thinking about this word all day and what I can do to make it happen. Thank you for the "kick in the pants" as we all need to do this. :).

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  11. Good word & well said thank you! So glad I just found you, can't wait to read more.

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