Social media has changed our lifestyles. From being a medium for communication with our friends from around the world, it has become a platform for sharing. We share our opinions, our experiences, and our whereabouts every day—even with people whom we hardly know.
The problem with this generation is that, we have somehow become too dependent on social media. We have become too focused and obsessed with what the people will say or think with our posts. We crave for attention. We have become a narcissistic generation. We do crazy things and sometimes go overboard just so people will like us, talk to us, or talk about us. Not every one of course, but social media has made many of us selfish.
We are often made to think that our self-worth goes up with each like, retweet, comment and so on. We should feel bad when our posts go unnoticed. Sad, because we are worth so much more than the number of likes, retweets, or compliments we receive everyday on social media.
Imagine your life without social media. Will people like you when they meet you? Will you say the same things you post? Does your social media posts reflect who you are in real life? Will your life be the same even when people don’t see what you do online?
Instead of aiming to get thousands of likes, why not aim for God’s applause? Why not live a life that is pleasing to God’s eyes and not a life impressive only to people who know nothing about you? I hate to burst your bubble, but not everyone is interested in knowing every little detail about you. But, God is interested in everything about you. He is always watching over you. He wants to be a part of your life.
Before you click that button, think about what you are doing. Will you raise awareness, spread goodness and joy, or make someone feel better?… or are you just showing off, bashing, or cyber bullying someone online?
Are you aiming for the world’s approval or your creator’s approval?
Don’t let social media turn you into something you are not.
More importantly, don’t let social media measure your self-worth.
You are already incredibly phenomenal just as you are.
At the end of the day, it does not matter how many thousands of likes you receive. What counts is God’s voice telling you, “Well done, good and faithful servant”. – Matthew 25:21