What are your Motives behind your Social Media Posts?

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“Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven”
-Matthew 6:1 (NLT)

In a world so overtaken by social media, people feel the need to constantly update the world on what they are doing. Hoping to get many “likes” out of it.

This being said, how often do we read the Bible just for the sake of a “like” or two on Facebook or Instagram? Now, I could hope the answer is always “I read because I want to become closer to Christ,” but the fact of the matter is, with a world so obsessed with getting “likes” we are losing ourselves in the midst of it. Yes, I admit, I myself am guilty of this very thing I am speaking against, and as I reflect upon it, it makes me feel the need to repent. For, what good is reading just for the sake of posting? If we do that, then are we really absorbing what we are reading? I would say most of the time not, because we are to busy worrying and wondering about who might have “liked” our post to actually take what we have read to heart.

So, here’s my challenge, both to you and myself, next time you want to post that you are reading your Bible or in worship, think about your motives. If they are for self gain, then repent and say “Lord, I want this to be about you. Less of me and more of you,” and maybe refrain from posting so that then your heart and eyes can be turned fully on Christ. That way, he can work in you and transform you through the power of his word and the work of his Holy Spirit in you.


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