...I do not enjoy the foul posts some feel okay posting. The political stuff, I can do without. The constant negativity or making fun of others, horrible. The links posted that are full of trash, disgusting. If you are a believer and you are not posting life-giving, encouraging stuff, why bother? Every single thing we do in this life should be THOUGHT about. Facebook is a nasty place because people post nasty stuff.
7And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity [having the strictest regard for truth and purity of motive], with dignity and seriousness.
8And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous and irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.
1 Peter 2:9 says that we are a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. You wouldn't know it by some things posted by Christians on facebook and twitter. It is a serious matter. I continue my facebook journey. I don't care how many friends I have on there. I don't want to have everyone watching my journey. I love my life as a wife and mother and I will protect it! At all cost!!
Some may think they can post whatever they want and no one will see the "hidden" motive. But it comes through loud and clear! I thought of another scripture when it comes to the "motives" behind our posts or comments. The Bible says in Matthew 5:8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." A commentary I read on this verse said this. "Blessed is the man whose motives are always entirely unmixed, for that man shall see God."
Lots to think about and chew on. Anything our Father wants to use in order to bring people closer to Him, the enemy will attack. If you are foolish enough to think you are not being USED on facebook to influence, you are not smart. The question is, who is using you to influence? God? The enemy? I tell my kids DAILY, "Do not join hands with the enemy. When you say those things, when you do those things, you invite him to use you for his nasty business!" Don't be a pawn!
I read the article I have posted below earlier this morning. It should be read by every Christian woman posting on social media. Whether you post once a week or five times a day, this should be taken seriously.
Social Media & Christians (this article can be found here)