Over thinking and the Facebook status.

I over think things WAY too much. It must be a control issue or an identity crisis or something. I don’t have trouble making decisions; I merely just take a long time to make decisions. I over think what to eat for dinner, how long to exercise, what outfit I should wear, how to do my hair, what song I should listen to on my iPod, what to say in an email…you know, stuff like that. But do you know what I over think the most about?


My goodness, I over think about what to post, what to comment, what to like, what to respond to…everything that you can do on Facebook, I over think it. But the biggest Facebook over-thinking thing of mine is my facebook status. What should I put on my Facebook status? Could this be taken the wrong way? Will anybody be offended? Does this mean something else that I don’t know about? Is this what I should be saying? Is this okay? Will people like it? Will people be mad at me? Will people send me private messages saying this should be taken off?

You know how it goes…or maybe you don’t. Either way, I will continue.

I haven’t had any issues in the past with putting bad stuff as my status. For one, I have no desire to put anything vulgar, sinful, or profane on any part of my Facebook, so that doesn’t remain an issue. However, I still manage to over think what to post. It doesn’t take a long time to make a decision; I promptly read over it ten times or so (I’m a little OCD, can you tell? ) to make sure it’s okay and then I suck in a breath and post it.

With this said, I posted a status yesterday that I over thought. I had seen it on a friend’s status the day before and thought it was really clever. I waited a day to think it over (and to give my other status some time to be seen…hehe) and then wrote it out and looked at it. I thought it was clever. I thought it was pretty cool, actually, but I still over thought what other people’s opinions might be about it.

After thinking about it for a few more seconds, I decided that if nobody liked it, it was too bad. I liked it. It wasn’t bad, profane, or vulgar. It was different, interesting, and clever… (I can say this because I didn’t make it up myself!) So I posted it.

Within minutes, 10 people liked the status. By the end of the day, 16 people all together liked my status and some had even commented. :] I was so happy. Not only because I had finally posted it and people had read it, but also because it shared a message that I was proud to proclaim.

So what was the status? It was this:

“You’re looking for a Proverbs 31 woman? Well I’m looking for a Titus 1 guy…so there :] ”

Writer’s note: Proverbs 31 talks all about how a woman of God should act and be. Titus 1 talks about what a man of God should act and be, as well.

So there you have it, folks. A confession and a story.

Confession: I am a little bit OCD and over think things sometimes… not always, but sometimes. I just want to make sure that nothing gets taken the wrong way.

Story: Well, I think you can figure that one out…

P.S. I think this is the longest post I’ve ever posted, thus far. And I didn’t even over think about publishing this one. :] I think I might be on the track to recovery…


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