Would Jesus be proud of your social media posts?
When you start to post something on Facebook, do you think of how Jesus is going to react? You don’t have to think of what He would think if He saw it because He will see it.
What about when you start a rant about a business or maybe even something a stranger did to you, is that the way that Jesus would have handled it?
A step further, what about when you continuously post things to facebook to be seen by others and let them know of things that have happened to you in your life.
Would Jesus post like that? If Jesus had a Facebook account, would he turn to Facebook each time someone didn’t agree with Him and then blow up to the people who are His ‘friends’ on Facebook? Or when He performed miracles, would He jump to Facebook and post immediately about the person He just healed?
Absolutely not! First of all, I don’t think Jesus would have a social media account of any kind because He knows the dangers that it can bring people. Secondly, even if He did have one He would not post to get people to see what He has done. Matthew 6 tell us that He would not because there would be no reward in Heaven. “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. (Matt 6:1).
But seriously, how often do we think about how Jesus would react or what He would post in situations that we are faced with.
Take a moment and just browse down your timeline. You will see someone ranting, political posts, and much more.
Do you ever take into consideration what other people see when you post? Do people see a Christlike image in your posts or do they see the devil peaking through when you post?
I’ll be honest, I use to rant a lot on Facebook about things when they didn’t go just like I wanted them to go. I did it as a way to ‘get back’ at the company or person that upset me. It took me a while to learn that ranting does no good at all except make me look like someone who lives a negative life. We were also the type who use to post dozens of posts a day about our life and everything good about it. Once again, I realized that it only made me look like I was bragging about my life. To be honest, and I am sure I am not the only one who thinks this, I often times think that about the posts others make. When I see constant posts from someone about events in their life it makes me think they are wanting people to hold them high up on a pedestal during that event.
Next time you start a post, simply think of Jesus and how He would word the post that you are about to type. All posts would be with love and compassion towards the entire audience. There would never be direct negativity to anyone.
Strive to be Christlike all of the time, including our social media posts.
God is Good…