FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out – noun Slang.
a feeling of anxiety or insecurity over the possibility of missing out on something, as an event or an opportunity.
In today’s society, the term FOMO or “the fear of missing out” is used by people when they have anxiety, worry or insecurity over the possibility of missing out on an event or opportunity. Social media posts through the internet show the activities of each people with their daily routines and life events or milestones. Don’t get me wrong, the use of social media is a good avenue for having connections with people, but overdoing it makes us have a sense of false security over our connections with friends and families, and our identity is questioned by none other then our own worst enemy, ourselves.
For example, we tend to become dependent on likes on our social media posts and comments on them make us feel happy. But that tends to make us feel good just for a brief moment. Technology is not to blame as it is only a medium used to extract the point of view of a person’s life and it’s not necessarily real, sometimes its just an illusion made for the viewer to believe it so.
What questions do we want answered deep down, when overcoming the fear of missing out?
Does my family love me…?
Do my friends like me…?
Does my life matter to anyone…?
Will I be remembered…?
Am I significant…?
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
John 3:16 is a proof of His love for all of us that He gave His son Jesus Christ so that we may be redeemed through his love, which He has shown through His death on the cross, and he arose and resurrected and now lives in His eternal kingdom.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 NIV
God wants us to live our lives with abundance and live our lives fully, in accordance to His will- His good and perfect will. He knows what is best for us; just focus your eyes unto Him. I am sure that God did not intend for us to worry and have anxiety to what we may or may not possibly experience. We should enjoy our present moment in time and be assured of our identity in Jesus, the One that is always constant and loves us wholeheartedly. God knows our worth and that we are valuable to Him and He genuinely loves us. Even if we sin, all we have to do is repent and come back to Him and He will accept us with open arms just like a loving Father.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 NIV
GOD LOVES YOU!