Friday, February 03, 2012

Thoughts on Pinterest

I haven't been on Pinterest very long but it seems to have hooked me.  Another thing to take up my time and steal me away from things I should be doing.  I have pinned lots of things that already exist in my life, since there is a gnawing inside me about having so many things you "like" or "want" to have, or do, or cook, etc.  I have pinned enough DYI projects to outlast my life.  So many wonderful things to knit, to quilt, to crochet, to sew, to bake, to create more storage for all the things I want to do.   A word that is lacking in Pinterest, is contentment.  Sure, there are amazing ideas to be discovered, ones I would have never thought of in a million years, but I suspect my life would still be happy and content, had I never seen that pin.   I guess for me, there has to be a balance or what I really need in my life and what I spend my time dreaming about.   I firmly believe our time will be accounted for at some point and I really want to spend each moment grateful for what I have and thankful for what is given to me.  Balance is the key...and to be honest, the scales are tipping right now in a direction of hours of looking at things to have, to admire, to think about accomplishing and God seems a bit misplaced in the whole thing.

5 comments:

Ladyfromthewoods said...

I'll give an "AMEN!" to that. :o)

Patty Sumner said...

Ouch...... very convicting because it is simply true! Lord, help me to stay focused and realize we do give account one day for the way we lived our lives. Blessings and thanks!

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness... I am new at Pinterest too and trying hard not to get on it daily, it is JUST TOO MUCH. Everything you say about it is true... our pastor has a saying... "God, draw me back, please"... and I need to do that on Pinterest!

Cherie said...

I had to pull myself back from Pinterest as I found myself spending all my time "pinning" rather than doing. As you said, I have more than a lifetime of stuff already pinned. As much as I love the information age, it can often serve as a vampire, sucking the life out of us and keeping us from doing God's kingdom work.

Maria said...

I could not do Pinterest because it became an obsession. Too many things to see, to pin, to want.

I became overwhelmed and it affected me deeply.

Now, I just blog and that seems to be enough for me.

Maria at http://amomentinmyday.com/

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