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Mom Gets Urgent Text About Something Online - Mind-Blown When She Takes A Peek

If you’ve ever felt that you needed to unplug from things for a while because the current online environment is far too toxic for your tastes, you are not alone. Blogger Stacey Philpot can certainly relate to that, and she got to the point that she had essentially sworn off social media to get a much-needed breather.

Philpot was actually enjoying her little respite, but it wouldn’t last all that long. As Faith Tap shares, her friend sent her an urgent text about something that she just had to see.

Philpot bit, and her curiosity was piqued about a photo that was going viral. A teenager stood before Lake Minneola High School's flagpole during the annual See You At The Pole day, and he was the only one that did so.

The global event encourages the nation’s youth to gather around their school's flagpole and pray for their family, friends, churches, and the community at large, but it obviously didn’t register with many youngsters in this teen’s community.

He wasn’t doing it out of an act of defiance, but rather because it was something he truly believed in. Passersby got wind of what he was doing, and his actions went viral in a hurry.

Philpot excitedly looked for the picture to see what all the hubbub was about, and she was stunned to see that it was her own son. She notes that he "captured the attention of our community by standing alone, by doing everything we'd ever taught him, everything we'd ever hoped he would do. I was completely undone."

"My son says at first, he thought he would simply pray until someone else came along. Eventually, he realized no one else was coming,” Philpot added. “Then, the cry of his heart changed. He asked that God would do something with his standing alone."

The proud mom quickly fired off a heartfelt text to her son to let him know how impressed she was with him standing up for something that meant something to him.

"You should know that people in our community are going crazy about a young man who stood at a flag pole alone and prayed this morning,” she wrote. “They are talking about what an amazing young man he must be and how proud his parent's should be. And I want you to know that your parents are so proud of you. You are an amazing young man. I love you so much."

Her son’s actions helped her to place things in perspective, and she’s come to realize that maybe the environment isn’t all that bad - especially if you make sure not to let it get you down.

"So to you, wherever it is in your life you stand alone, be it a flag pole or a marriage, a place of work or a seemingly impossible situation, I believe my son would like to remind you God can do big things with your standing alone,” Philpot added. “Perhaps, for now, you are praying until someone else shows up or takes notice. God sees, he knows, and he can do big things."

Source: Faith Tap
Photos: Facebook via Faith Tap, Church of God Youth and Discipleship

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