In this social media world, how much do we share with one another? Some people let all their laundry air while others prefer for you to only see a bit of the good times. All of it causes us to breeze past one another on the super highway of momentary connection. It’s here to stay unless a CME destroys the grid. (A CME produces a magnetic shockwave from the sun). CMEs have occurred, but let’s face it, social media is the “now normal”.
So, what category are you? Air everything, air some things good, some bad, or only positive airings?
I definitely fall into the positive posts category. And here’s why:
First, I don’t think it’s wise to share all of my emotions with everybody. I have met people who - because of seeing someone’s posts I know - have drawn conclusions and decided they knew that person closely, as if they were their new confidant. They used it on me. In public. It was creepy. Had the tone of stalking. People on social media get glimpses of us but don’t live with us. Watch what you share because you never know how someone will use your info. Discretion will preserve thee, Understanding will keep you. Proverbs 2:11.
Second, Okay - you want connection, friends, advice and yes, the Bible states there’s wisdom in seeking counsel. So post if you want people to help you pick a pretty picture. But if you are going through some intense struggles, find people who have gone through what you are going through. A few select people. Get to a hotline or seek professional help. Seek one or two people not the whole world. Don’t air your personal life out there. People begin to judge you, and talk about you. Your junk becomes your reality rather than something you are walking through. Always put your best foot forward.
Third, treat social media as your window to help people think...Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8
I guess I take the Apostle Paul’s advice on social media. It can be used for truth - to move righteous forward, but also what’s good and lovely. In these times we all need that.
What are your thoughts?