An estimated 2.77 billion people will use social media in 2019. Everyone who posts on social media is given a platform, a place in which to begin to influence others. So the real question we have to answer is, what do we want our influence to do? As Christians, God has already given us the answer.
“O my people, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying…. We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about this power and his mighty wonders…. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them – even the children not yet born- and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands.” Psalm 78:1, 4-7.
The average person spends 24 hrs/week on a Smart phone. That’s a lot of time to influence and to be influenced by others. Your words and pictures are sending a message. So, what are they saying, “Look at me”, or “Look at God”?
Today, let’s use our social media platforms to grow a following, but not for ourselves. Let’s strive to be social media influencers that proclaim the greatness of God, not the greatness of Me!