Christians on social media have been bugging me lately.
Let me preface this by saying, I am stepping onto a soap box. I'm not going to apologize about it either. I feel the need to express the following when it comes to following Jesus and navigating social media:
--Spend more time with Jesus alone. Just you and Him.
--There is a person on the other end of the inter webs. On the other end of that status you disagree with, there is a heart that Jesus loves. He loves them, just like He loves you.
--So you disagree with a status someone posted. Perhaps they had a status that included #lovewins, or #ilovenickleback. Stop searching scripture to quote that one verse (which makes no sense taken in or out of context to someone who doesn't have a relationship with God) on a status you disagree with. Instead, ask them to coffee. Meet them where they are. Have a conversation. Hear about their heart.
--If you are going to post about Jesus and what He says, please have a relationship with Him. Don't misrepresent the heart of Christ. Above all, Jesus is a pathway to grace. Remember that LOVE and GRACE that brought you to Him? Others need that too. In true form.
--Take a step back. Ask yourself if your status/comment/post is helpful. Are you honoring the Jesus that you know? I'm fully aware I'm getting all WWJD up in here, but I believe it's important. What you say can be taken out of context, and you could misrepresent the very God that you love and have flung your life into.
I'm not trying to preach, just hoping to add a fresh perspective to navigating social media and loving Jesus at the same time.
Thanks for reading, friends.