Prophets & Apostles

Ways to follow the prophet in doing your social media fast

President Nelson during the women’s conference on 6th October 2018 invited women to take part in a 10-day social media fast. In his talk, he said, “First, I invite you to participate in a 10-day fast from social media and from any other media that bring negative and impure thoughts to your mind. Pray to know which influences to remove during your fast. The effect of your 10-day fast may surprise you. What do you notice after taking a break from perspectives of the world that have been wounding your spirit? Is there a change in where you now want to spend your time and energy? Have any of your priorities shifted—even just a little? I urge you to record and follow through with each impression.”
 Some sisters in the Church have embarked on the 10-Day fast while some are yet to follow the words of the prophet. This post will help you as you take a journey of 10 days without social media which in the end will bring tremendous change into your life.

Fast with a purpose

Most people will miss what they are to get at the end of their fast if they do not heed president Nelson’s council by praying to know which influences to remove during the fasting period.

Take notes

During the fast, impressions will be coming to you as the Holy Ghost will be influencing you on how to use social media in a proper way after your fast. This particular time will be the best time to take notes, so as not to forget or miss things to remove from your life concerning the bad influence of social media.

Delete the social media application from your phone

Having the social media application on your phone can tempt you into going on the social media platform. Deleting it before you start the fast will help in avoiding it totally.

Avoid buying data bundles

Just deleting the apps will not do the magic, but not buying data will help.  Having a data bundle can be used in research work, however, you could be lured into going on the social media platforms to following breaking news or a trending story.

10 Days straight fast not 6:00 A. M. to 6:00 P. M. 10 days fast.

Ten days social media fast means ten days without going on any social media platforms. You will not be doing yourself any good in going on any of the platforms during the fast. The purpose of your fast will not be achieved if you do not do as President Nelson has counseled.

Doing these things will help you in following the Prophet, you will also have time in searching the scriptures, and having time for family and friends.

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