Defeat Your FOMO on WVDF (or a Tale of Alphabet Soup)! This Sunday (1/7)

Written by John Pethtel

January 3, 2024

Let me start by saying this first: don’t miss out on the 2nd annual Winter Virtual Delegate Forum on January 7, 2024 at 2pm Eastern hosted by SDB General Conference Leadership. This is your opportunity to hear about what is happening among SDBs and provide your feedback. It’s a valuable opportunity for you and everyone in your SDB church. Register before 12pm Eastern on 1/7.

Now if you are still reading, what in the world is this alphabet soup of acronyms? Obviously, WVDF stands for Winter Virtual Delegate Forum. You might have known that already. But what does FOMO mean?

FOMO is an acronym or social media abbreviation for “fear of missing out”. FOMO was first named in Harbus (the Harvard Business School’s independent newspaper) in 2004. Social media helped to promote FOMO from a term in an obscure satirical article in a Harvard paper to a clinical state of anxiety most people under thirty are familiar with and feel they have suffered from at some point.

In biblical terms, FOMO might be described as coveting. Gen X lingo might call this “keeping up with the Jones'”. FOMO is a real anxious feeling that something is going to happen to someone else if you don’t show up, don’t do what someone else is doing, or don’t have what someone else is having.

Your FOMO about most things can be put to ease by placing your trust in Jehovah Jireh (the God who provides) and allowing him to be sufficient for all your needs.

Your FOMO related to SDB events and happenings can be defeated by putting your mind to ease that all you need to do is register for the WVDF and click through the link provided on January 7.

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