Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis Humility is something we must have each time we get online. I love my Twitter friend @fireball3316 Claire McLean’s story of how a simple stranger on Facebook put in his status “I’m praying”. Claire began to pray for her Facebook’s friend friend. (You can read more on page 125.) Claire put everything aside and prayed. Through prayer, this friend was healed.
I tell you this story to show you what the power of Social Media can do. It can stretch hands all over this world in prayer. It can reach so many that are lost and broken and show them the love of Christ through us.
It can also be a pool of pride. Pride accepts friends that only meet our criteria. Retweets only those things that have their names in lights and prestige to draw attention to ourselves. Pride ignores people that don’t meet the status quo of our inner circle.
Page 119 in @stickyJesus warns, “It is when you start to drift into the “see me, aren’t I great, don’t I know all the right people, don’t I make a difference?” zone that people will start to shut down."
My challenge to you this week is for every update about what you’re doing or where you are going, you write a status update of what God is doing. What he is doing in you, in your friends, or in your family. Something that encourages your readers. Whether it is a scripture or a thought, write it down. We can’t take the chance of our readers and friends seeing our pride and not the love of Christ.
Are you up to the challenge?