Embed from Getty Images Social media is not evil. Not on the surface anyways. Social media can be a great tool for small businesses as well as a way to get a blog out to the masses or invitations to and event. Social media first began as a means to find old friends from a person’s past and reconnect. That said, Social media can also become addicting and hold a person in captivity.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram I was on all of them. Chiming in here and there, promoting this blog site. It was fine. That is what I liked about the social media platforms.
What I did not like was the arguing, backstabbing, half truths being put out there. I do not wish to see story after story about protests, rioting or anything else like that.
Do not get me wrong I get enough news from my co-workers as well as the little bit that comes on my car radio. That is all I need. Why? Well that is a bit more complex and it deals with my walk with God.
John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
As someone who trusts God for every aspect of not only my life, but the life of my family, I can not justify following Him, but also doing what I want. This is referred to in the Book of Romans 7-9. To know what to do and not do it is a sin.
Now that I have shut down my social media accounts freedom has come. The freedom that God has for everyone. I laid the idol of social media down. Should other people do it? That I can not answer. We all have our own walk with the Lord.
I would say, find a quiet place and talk with your Heavenly Father and find out what He is asking you and telling you, and then be obedient to that.