As Christians, our faith in Christ should affect every part of our lives. Did you ever consider how it should affect your social media interaction? Next time you’re using a social media app or site, such Facebook or Twitter, as yourself these questions –
How do the books, movies, bands, and celebrities I’ve liked or followed reflect upon me as a believer? What you spend time watching and listening to, and who you support, has a lot to say about what you value. What do the pages you’ve liked or followed say about you, and who you are as a Christian?
What am I really posting? What are the songs you’re sharing really saying? Is the language you are using honoring to God? Are you posting jokes with questionable humor? Make sure your statuses line up with the kind of thing Philippians 4:8 says we should be thinking about!
Do I show God’s love when I interact with others on social media sites? Is what you’re posting going to hurt someone else, or make them feel left out? Ask God to help you to show His love to others, even on social media!
How will what I’m posting influence others who may look up to me? Chances are you have someone in your life who looks up to you. What kind of an example are you setting for them online?
Here are a few ways you can social media in an encouraging manner –
- Post a favorite Bible verse you come across.
- Loved a worship song at church this weekend? Share it!
- Share something you are thankful for.