If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million so while using social media for ministry has its perks, it also has its pits! The fact is God’s people are far less forgiving than He is. That said, I must caution you before you post just any old thing out there in cyber space.

Social media will either propel your purpose for Christ or it will pollute it.

Christians should not be so “normal” within society that there’s no evidence of a difference.  Your best bet is to be proactive with your actions and words online. For that matter, you might want to get a grip on your self control in person as well. I mean it only takes a few seconds for someone to press record and even less time to post your antics for all the world to see!

I grew up in church, but I saw so much hypocrisy in the pews then that I seriously almost threw up the deuces after high school!   And that was in person-sometimes one on one!  Now, there is an entirely different set of pews we must consider: PEOPLE EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME! (And yes, I realize that “simultaneously” would have fit that acronym better, but you do you and I will do me) …Moving On

I know what you’re thinking:

“I can just hide it from my time line.”

“I can just delete my comment!”

“I have privacy controls in place!”

Yes, I get it.

These are plausible options, but that stuff is not erased no matter what the “privacy” policies claim.  Basically, just because you remove a post later doesn’t negate the fact that you—YES, YOU alone have put yourself out there for the world to see! Even if it is only there a moment, that moment can never be retracted.

If you profess to be a Christian, my prayer is that you consider the platform of social media as a means to glorify God and not to “hypocrify” your witness! Yes, I made that word up! Basically, if you don’t want people to know about it tomorrow, don’t post it today! Once you post, it’s permanent.

 

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