Have No FOMO

| January 29, 2015

FOMO is a catchy acronym that stands for “fear of missing out.” According to Urban Dictionary it is “the state of mental or emotional strain caused by the fear of missing out; a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity or satisfying event.” It’s a joke, a hashtag; an adorable acronym that unfortunately describes deep insecurity that dwells in each of us.   

It is at the root of every sin: the panic that if we obey God we will miss out on something good. It is why we neglect God's call to go to the ends of the earth, because what if we miss out on time with our friends and community here? What if we miss out on marriage? What if we miss out on some career opportunity?  

It is why we give with a begrudging heart or fail to give at all, because it might mean that we miss out on the vacation we crave or the perfect house for hosting. It is at the heart of our discontentment with our stage of life; we can’t shake the feeling that our singleness, our marriage, our health, our kids’ ages, our lack of kids, is causing us…

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