I really do not like using social media. TikTok is filled with videos that are hard to get a context for because the videos are short, like I am talking less than a minute long . Have you ever tried to make a one minute video and give it context? This is not an easy task. I just created a TikTok account and it was really hard to find videos I could relate to, one that I could connect with. I finally found the discover page and was able to navigate easier. For the younger generation, I am sure this seems funny because you could probably navigate sites like this with your eyes closed and I admire you for your technical savvy.
For me it was overwhelming with so many voices wanting my attention, wanting my likes, wanting me to follow them. All of this did get me thinking though. What vidoes would Jesus have on his page? How many people would like? How many would follow? When youth these days hear that I am following Jesus is this what they think I mean? Hmm, I know, pretty deep before 10am.
In all honesty, I am really trying to figure out the whole arena of social media because it does help me to connect with others I would not be able to connect with otherwise from all over the world. It also allows me a platform to share about Jesus love with others, by sharing my writing, and my videos. Even though I find it difficult to navigate these sites at first once I get used to them, I actually find them a bit enjoyable. Now I just need to make sure my life is not all about the likes, the follows, the shares, or the subscribers on YouTube. At the end of the day none of these things really matter. All that matters is that people were touched or moved by God in some way, or that I have been able to be there for someone when they needed me.
What am I getting at in my rambled thoughts this morning is this, what is your purpose in using social media? Does it have a positive impact, or a negative one? Not just on those on the receiving end, but you as well. Social media is a great tool, just ensure that it does not consume your life, it is about maintaining a healthy balance.
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