Social Media and Me

John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.

If everything was created through him and without him, nothing was made that was made, then I know of a certainty that ultimately all things were created by God

So I asked a question:

‘God, why did you create social media, seeing that there are lots of atrocities being committed online daily?’

After pondering for many days, I heard this answer in my spirit:

‘I made all things for my people to enjoy. Though I know lots of people will use it wrongly, I will still not deny my children the pleasure of using it. But they do not ask me the right way of using it, they run away from it and allow my enemies to pollute it. The ones that do not run away use it wrongly. Yet there are still some of them who will use it the right way and because of them I won’t deny them the pleasure.’

This got me thinking:

There is always a right way of using things, and where else can we know the purpose of anything except in the manual written by the one who created it. If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable. How many things have we misused in our lives? **Selah

My generation now determines their worth from how many likes and followers they have on social media when it is only by what God has said that we are supposed to know our worth.

Yet social media is not bad, though the majority has abused it… we can still use it for great things.

Oh, the mistake of comparing ourselves with what we see on social media. Wisdom is in knowing that things are not usually the way they seem or appear. You only get to see what anyone wanted you to see…. Most of the unposted pictures are better imagined. #fakelives

Social Medias can be of great help if it is used the way it was intended. Take Instagram for an instance, who you follow on IG, determines what floods your timelines. Although you know this, yet you follow those who will not add values to your life. When you wake up and pick your phone first thing in the morning (which you have now gotten used to doing), all you see are junks that will add nothing to you, but instead, gives u wishful thinking, add envy and jealously and made you wish you were someone else. There are lots of spirit filled individuals and ministries who will build more faith in you; follow them.

Now this is where I have problem with some men of God who are still running away from social medias and sees it as Antichrist; please know that we have been created for such a time like this, and at this moment in time, there is a reason you didn’t come in the stone age, you were designed for the digital age, also called the jet age, things are moving so fast and they are not going to slow down for you. I don’t see social media going away anytime soon; in fact, social media will only become a bigger part of the world that we are in right now. If we don’t flood the media with light, we only give darkness more room to reign and we are exposing the next generation to more evil.

While on social media here are some few tips I think may help

  1. Don’t let it take the place of your devotion. Reading godly pages and devotionals online should never be substituted for the place of quiet time with God.
  2. Be the light you are in every of your post. Remember, you may be the only light someone gets to see.
  3. Practice what you preach online; don’t live a double life… God is not marking attendance online; he is marking it in your office, at home when you are alone and with your relationship with others. Don’t be an undercover Christian.
  4. Social media should never take the place of physical connections and relationships; don’t ever disconnect from families and loved ones.
  5. While sharing personal stuff, remember it is hosted on an unknown server somewhere, anybody can have access to it, therefore set boundaries.
  6. Let love be your motive in all your conducts online. Always ask the question: what would Jesus do?
  7. Don’t spend valuable time online, set boundaries, know your limits, and learn to draw the curtains. Moderation is the keyword here.

Phil 4: 5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand

 

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