Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Give up TV???

Are you serious?????
Give up TV????????

This is a question that God has been asking me......
And those are my answers..... in a nutshell.....

If you KNOW me.... then you know of my "love-affair" with TV!!!

TV has been a part of my life F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!
It has helped me through all kinds of rough times in my life... helped me get over break-ups and loneliness. It's helped me figure out what true friendship is about and what a real marriage should look like!!!


Did I ACTUALLY say all those things??? Do I actually BELIEVE all those things????
Well, of course I don't believe them...

But, sometimes I think by the way I act and the way I conduct my life, and the conversations I have... you would think that I truly BELIEVE that TV is my god....

Oh, come on now.... REALLY???????

yes.... if I have to be honest with myself (who says I HAVE TO??) (I guess I should!!)

You know what????? I have sometimes put my TV shows before some of the relationships in my life!!!

Have you???

Think about it.... ever said NO to an invitation, because you don't want to miss your TV show? or a program?  Ever not answer the phone, because it is not a commercial?

I haven't been watching TV for the past 4 days


I know.... 4 DAYS!!!!  It has made me more introspective... more creative with my time.... more available.....

It's kind of like a fast.. when you fast from eating....  You don't deny that the rest of the world needs to eat - you just know that YOU have given it up.... so, you let people talk.. you nod, and laugh at the appropriate moments.... But, down deep, you know.... you have laid a friend to rest (R.I.P.T.V.)

Here's my journey:
It went something like this:
I feel like God has been talking to me for some time about giving my TV watching a rest... 
When we lost free broadcast TV and had to go to the "box", I thought that was my answer... But, NNNNOOO... Netflix and Hulu Plus came along... and they became VERY good friends of mine - in fact we even have a chart as to who gets to watch Netflix on which nights. (only 2 viewers per account!)
So.... you talk about A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D!!!! (secret: I would even watch Netflix when I walked my dogs!)

About a week ago, God did all but knock me between the eyes with a 2x4 and asked me to give up TV for Him..... WOW!!! "For Him"   How could I say NO??? 
So, that is where those 2 questions at the beginning came in...

Are you serious?????
Give up TV????????

So, I agreed to give it up for a week.... Friday - Friday!!!
What will God do?
I don't know....

Why would putting TV before God be something that would please Him?

Am I supposed to be pleasing God???
Colossians 1:10-11:

 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,

 I think so!!     

SO!!!!! This is a snapshot into my journey!! 


  1. Hi Tassie,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment.
    I am not such a big television person, I do like the Hallmark movie channel and will put that on at night while I paint or surf the web. My daughter just went on a internet fast, she was seeking God's purpose in something. If God has asked this you can count on something far better in return. It is always exciting when He is doing a work in us! Blessings today!

  2. PS I was raised with Doxies, my mom has two of them. Nutmeg and Ginger.


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