Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest Etc., at least one of these are an important part of almost everyone’s DAILY life. They have been created for people, to be able to share EVERYTHING with EVERYONE. Social Media has many uses, but are we using it correctly and for the right reasons?
In a recent news report they stated that 1 in 4 working people have either gotten reprimanded or fired from work due to what they post on their social media accounts. People call in sick to work then post pictures of themselves being out and about, healthy as can be. They tend to forget that all of their “friends” on social media include their bosses and co-workers. Companies are now checking social media profiles as part of the hiring process. They want to know what an individual is really about. If the individual has ignorant posts, rants or wild pictures that will definitely overpower all the degrees or experience they may have.
With these media accounts, people create a certain persona and then start believing that is who they are. They share all the good things that happen to them but never post the truth behind that account. I once saw a meme that said “Social Media was created by men to trick women into cleaning, cooking, and working-out”. It made me laugh because when I think of it that is exactly what most women post, “Look at me I cooked dinner”, “Look at me in my clean bathroom”, or “Look at me at the top of this mountain I just ran up”. The truth behind those pictures many times is not as it looks. I know of people that post pictures of a meal that someone else cooked, on a clean corner of a filthy table in a filthy house, or post a picture of when they work out once a month. Then you see the comments on the pics, “Damn girl I need a wifey like you!” What a joke.
1John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
Social Media has caused a major disconnection between people. Everything you want to say you can just post or text. Not only is it so impersonal, but it allows people to gain this fake confidence and be horrible. How can you tell if they really mean what they are saying when you can’t even look them in the eyes or hear their tone of voice? All of it has caused major problems in our society. An increase in adultery is a big one. It is just so easy to become “friends” with someone online, “like” their fake persona and simply “hook up”.
PROVERBS 6:16; “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea seven are an abomination unto him; 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, an hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”
As Israelites and daughters of the Most High, let us take a look at our accounts. Is it taking most of our time up? Are we becoming obsessed with how many “friends” or “likes” we have? Do we wake up and check our messages? What kind of pictures have we posted? Are we dressed modestly? Are we showing too much? What kind of things are we commenting on? What are we saying in our posts? Are we using our accounts to promote the word of the Most High and righteousness? I see it this way, would we allow the Most High to log into our account and check everything we have been doing on there? Would he be pleased with us? Well, he already does. Remember Most High can see everything and we need to be properly representing who we are!!!
ECCLESIASTICUS 23:19; “Such a man only feareth the eyes of men and knoweth not that the eyes of the Lord are ten thousand times brighter than the sun, beholding all the ways of men, and considering the MOST SECRET parts.”