FOMO || Jenica

Fomo, the acronym form of FEAR OF MISSING OUT. The internet defines fomo as “a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity or satisfying event, often aroused by posts seen on social media websites” (or, in my case, innate extroversion). Here it is used in a sentence: Even though she was exhausted, Jenica’s fomo got the best of her and she went to the party.

With every single decision I make, I am theoretically denying an infinite number of other decisions that I could make. I sometimes forget how each moment is mutually exclusive. Choosing one minuscule instant mandates that I forgo every other.

As someone who persistently suffers from fomo, I find myself saying yes to a lot of invitations and opportunities, but it’s virtually impossible for me to experience all of them.

I was lying in bed one night, and it dawned on me that there is one decision that is unique to all the rest. The decision to pursue Christ is distinct. Choosing to pursue Christ is the ONE decision that is boundless by design because God’s love for us eternal. I think C.S. Lewis captures the essence of what I’m trying to say in his notable quote: I believe in God as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

Deciding to develop a relationship with God is one decision, but it is filled with multiplicity and infinite possibility. While I might be quick to demand that the earth fill my cup, it is it only through Christ that my cup overflows.

Praise God for being a radically loving Father and for giving us the opportunity to evermore experience the fullness of life through His Son, Jesus. Choosing God is the one decision that I will fearlessly stand by.