’Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!’
2 Corinthians 5:17
We’re growing up in a generation of instagram, hashtags and selfies.
While I’m completely okay with posting an occasional selfie, i know what i want it to represent – Gods love for me.
Sure it’s nice to add a filter or position the camera so that you get your ‘best side’ but think about this…
‘ What are you trying to gain out of posting this image?’
Is it the amount of likes or comments you want about how pretty you are, or for a certain person to see it and become jealous of what you’re wearing or how you look? Or maybe it’s simply to share an experience from your life.
Growing up, i’ve become increasingly aware of what i post on social media – and trust me, it wasn’t without a lot of mistakes, prayer and Gods grace.
My intent now, is to post something encouraging so that if someone is having a bad day, maybe it will put a smile on their face. I used to think that if my post didn’t get many ‘likes’ or comments, then i failed. But sometimes, all it takes is for someone to see that post and a seed has been planted in their heart by God! they didn’t necessarily like the post but that does’t matter, because God used you as a part of their journey.
I don’t ever want to have a selfish motivation when i post a status or a selfie – i just want to be obedient to God and trust the words he is putting on my heart. Most of the time, this is easier said than done!
Trust me girls, the guy that you’re trying to impress by posting that selfie in your undies – is probably not impressed! He doesn’t care about how much makeup you wear or how little clothes you put on, he just wants to get to know you for you!
And for those that are already in relationships, think about how your partner feels about you posting that selfie in your bikini! the bible says that you should honour your husband with your whole body and do not let your adorning be external but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Peter 3:1-6)
My prayer for you is when you’re about to press ‘post’ on your next selfie, you stop and ask yourself – ‘What does this image represent? Is it showing Gods undying love for me? Who does this image encourage?’
‘Grow is self-esteem rooted in being Gods workmanship’