Social media has definitely been on the rise over these past few years. It has definitely changed the world we live in. In a matter of a few seconds, you can let the world know if you’re in a different country by posting photos or geo-tagging, you can video chat virtually anywhere, and send instant messages in an “instant.” It seems as if the world we live in, is based upon social media. Can you imagine a world without social media? I almost can’t. Social media has become so engrained in our lives that it’s a part of our daily routine now. We wake up, check our facebook or Instagram, look at emails all day long, and sit behind our camera phone trying to take the perfect “selfie.” Social media can be a great tool, but it can also be damaging to our self worth if we allow it to control the way we see ourselves.
I have noticed that often times we love to sit in front of a camera and take a million selfies before we can get the perfect one. (I have found myself doing this sometimes too!) I’m not saying this is wrong, but sometimes we are so consumed with the idea of being perfect, that we forget that we are masterpieces created in the image of God. (Ephesians 2:10) We compare ourselves to what we see on social media and in turn measure ourselves according to how many likes we get. We post the perfect picture, we pose in different angles, and we even “flex for da gram.” I saw a quote that summed it up perfectly; “Social media has created jealous behavior over illusions. Some of you are envious of things, relationships, relationships, and lifestyles that don’t even exist.” What you see isn’t always what you get. My dear friends, you can get a million likes on Facebook or instagram, but if you don’t like yourself, it doesn’t even matter. It’s almost like social media has become a drug to us.
Friends, you are not how many likes you get, you are a beautiful soul made to do great things in this lifetime. I want you to keep your head and focus on ALL that God has for you and the vision He has put in your heart. I want you to be so focused on what you got going on, that you don’t even have time to see what others are doing! Do you!
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.(Proverbs 4:25)