Let me take a load off your back. You DON’T have to do all the social media. You don’t have to pick Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram. You just don’t have to; you are only human, and it’s okay to pick the ones that you really love.
You don’t have to post every photo you take; you can just enjoy each moment that God has given you on this earth. You can savor them one by one, and you don’t have to prove it on social media.
Yet, you also can do that. You can share those moments that make your heart happy, those gifts from God with others. You can share them on Facebook. Or you can pick Twitter to post a quick thought. Instagram could be your first pick to post that delicious photo of the icecream you enjoyed with friends.
You see; I’m learning that God made us with different gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:4-9 covers spiritual gifts, and it has been an awesome reminder for me as I’ve been growing in appreciating the different gifts in the body of Christ this past year, ‘
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;’
At the same time, we also have natural gifts that God built into us. Some of us LOVE to talk. Some of us love to share stories about ourselves like Susie (who just shares them SO WELL!). Others love to talk about their running journeys like Brie. Others love to post delicious paleo treats like Michele.
Then there are others like Nicole, who SHINES at the Facebook game. Sarah connects with such compassion and energy with each woman that participates in her Facebook group.
Each lady loves what they do, but they don’t all do the same thing.
It’s okay if you don’t love all the things either.
You don’t have to love: Food, Fitness, and Facebook. You can just love doing Instagram and Twitter or pour all of your heart and soul into Instagram.
In other Words I have 3 last sentences to encourage you:
1) Facebook doesn’t define who you are as person. If you delete your Facebook, there will be other ways that you can stay connected with loved ones.
2) Instagram and your number of followers doesn’t define who you are either as person. It is a HUGE blessing to me. I love the instant connections, the ways I can pray for people, and the quick easy nature of it.
3) Twitter… Well, honestly, I don’t get on Twitter very often, because it’s just not my ‘thang.’ However if you love scheduling tweets, MORE POWER to you!
Find that social media that is your tool that has been given to you and use it to showcase the JOY that you have, the love that you have for others, and the gifts you’ve been given.
If it doesn’t fill up your heart don’t do it.
And that is all. Now I’m going to go read this post to myself 100 times. :o)
This post was inspired by Alison’s recent post.
P.S. I have an upcoming podcast on Tuesday with Marina. I’m as excited about this one as the first two!
Find the past two here:
1. Dealing with Exercise Addiction (Lyss’s Story)
2. From Darkness to Healing (Jamie’s Story)