1. Are You Being Intentional in Your Time with God and Others?
“Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time” (Colossians 4:5).
If we’ve flicked through the profiles of social media accounts, checked our emails, updated our Facebook status, written and shared a blog post and whatever else we have prioritized in our day, but have not spent time at the feet of Jesus, why? Can we get something from social media that we cannot get from the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Himself?
There is nothing that we will find on social media that will truly gratify the longings we have like Jesus will. Keep connected to Jesus because He is the one we need to be listening to and speaking with on a daily basis before we engage with others online.
2. Are You Discontented after Viewing Social Media?
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it” (1 Timothy 6:6-7).
Social media has left me feeling low and discontented on a fairly regular basis. I’ve never been motivated by money, but then I see my friend has bought a lovely new home and I covet their shiny kitchen cabinets and big living space. I have a wonderful little boy, yet I see someone post their news of having a second baby and I yearn for another. Then there’s the holiday snaps, the new outfit on a perfect body, the impressive amount of highlighted Bible verses in someone’s Bible, the beautifully captured family portrait and I could go on and on. Maybe you can relate.
It’s important to remember that every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above (James 1:17). Jesus is the gift that is given for all of us (Romans 6:23) and it is His grace that saves us from sin and death because He loves us (Ephesians 2:8; John 3:16).
Everything belongs to God (Hebrews 2:10) and, although we might not see it on social media, it is more blessed to give than receive (Acts 20:35). With knowing all that Jesus has given us, supremely being Himself on the cross, how can we stay in a place of discontentment, longing for what others have? We need to understand, like the apostle Paul, how to be content in all circumstances, whether with little or much, knowing it is Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:12-13).
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