FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out. It’s a term that has been coined over the last couple of years.
I have to admit FOMO has raised its ugly little head several times this year as I have stepped down from leadership at my local church. I felt it this weekend as many women from my church are off at a Women’s Retreat but despite my desire to go, I had to choose to stay home.
So how do you overcome FOMO?
First and foremost, know that even though it has a cute, hip acronym, fear of any kind is not from God. Cast it out and meditate on the love of God.
Secondly, remember to run your race well, it will require saying no to good things in order to say yes to the best things. Choose wisely.
Third, be willing to be different. Be willing to explore new paths, walk through unopened doors, explore uncharted waters. Yes, you will miss out on somethings, but you will lead others to new possibilities.
So my FB friends, I encourage you to run your race well. Don’t concern yourself with what you are missing, focus on what you will gain in the end. Perhaps we should come on with our own cute, hip acronym. FOGO – Focused on God’s Opportunities. (It’s a work in progress)
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:14 NIV