It’s interesting to me that social media is called a “platform.”
I’ve been wondering recently what I communicate from my platform.
My most recent blog post was about my husband and I becoming minimalists. I’ve posted on Facebook about being a Big Sister for a ministry called Delight & Be. On Instagram, I am a self-proclaimed writer and musician, and advocate on both Facebook and Instagram for #StopTheDemand. And I don’t think any of these are bad. In fact, I think they are all good things (hence the attached links).
But if all these good things become more important than the Best Thing, then there is a problem. If I care more about what I’m doing and than the Reason I’m doing these things, then what I’m doing doesn’t matter.
In every area of our life, Jesus should be the main focus. Funny or touching stories are good, and there’s nothing wrong with promoting positive organizations, events, or causes. But I think people (including me) can forget that sometimes our social media posts are the only things others know about us. Honestly, I have a lot of Christian friends who don’t post a lot about Christ. I know social media is not necessarily real life. I know some of them serve in church and love their family and the Lord.
But I just want to challenge you: if you have social media (which you probably do if you’re reading this), use it as a platform to talk about God, more than anything else going on. Talk about prayers He answered. Talk about opportunities or little blessings He’s given. Talk about what He has done or is doing in your life. I’ve been quiet about my personal life for a while since we’ve been making some big decisions and working on different personal things; but God has been so good and I want to make sure He is the most important thing in my life–and on my social media.
Am I making the most of every opportunity I have to share Christ, no matter the platform?
I will publish the name of the LORD; ascribe ye greatness to our God. – Deut. 32:3
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men. – Col. 3:17, 23
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Cor. 10:31