Three months ago, there was this picture on my newsfeed on facebook that got my attention. I don’t know how it was able to make it on my newsfeed since the woman was not even my friend. Then I saw a friend of mine was tagged on it, but what caught my attention about it is its caption. I got the point. She’s going to church and her face was filled with make-up. I don’t have anything against her make-up though, but making Proverbs 31:30 a caption got me puzzled. What is it that she tries to show the people?
“Charm is deceptive, beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised (Proverbs 31:30).”
How she showed off did not match an image of someone who fears the LORD. If you truly fear the LORD, you will despise any form of taking the center stage that should have been for God alone.
Instead of making yourself look good on your social media accounts, share to them the Good News. There’s a difference between sharing it and making yourself look good by quoting a verse that doesn’t have any connection on your picture. There is a difference between uploading your church activities and making verses as your status. The first one do not proclaim the Good News, but the second one stirs up the minds of the people reading it.
It doesn’t matter if you get few likes on your statuses. What matters most is you shared what you know about Jesus Christ. To be honest, I believe that not all who professed that are Christians are really true Christians. What you post on your social media accounts shows what matters for you most of the time. If you advertise yourself more, you are shifting the emphasis from God to you. It should be the other way around. If you are truly a Christian, you have already been dead with your carnal desires such as advertising yourself to people. Social Media is good but the heart of the one who uses it matters. If your heart desires attention, your posts on your social media accounts will show it.
We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death He died, He died to sin; once for all, but the life He lives, He lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. ROMANS 9-12,14
Let us also remember that although social media is a good place for sharing God’s Word, it is still not the real world. Who you are there doesn’t reflect the real you. Personal interaction with people is the most effective means of sharing. Your social media accounts is just a means for you to remind your Christian friends who sees your statuses on newsfeed. Interacting with them personally will complete what you are trying to tell them.
Let’s spend few time on the internet. We don’t have to sit and scan everything from your phone or your laptop whole day, and feel good that we have already reach the hearts of the readers. Personal interaction matters a lot. Building relationship with the people you are trying to reach out is what matters most, and that relationship is not totally build up just because you keep on sending them verses or inspirational quotes. We don’t have to show off just to let others know that we are followers of Christ because if we really are His followers, we care less on what other people say about us. We care more on what they know about Christ through what is personally seen in our lives.
God bless your heart.
All glory and honor belongs to God alone.