1 JOHN 2:16
Social media is a modern day phenomenon, and whether we like it or not, it has come to stay.
The world has become a global village. Websites and applications enable users to create, share content and participate in social networking. Social media platforms provide opportunities for users to create online communities to share ideas, information, messages and advertise works and promote healthy and convenient living. It appears however that, some people are addicted.
An elderly woman came to my office on Monday with bruises all over her legs. Her son pushed her to the ground because she tried taking his phone from him so that he can concentrate on his studies. He is a final year Junior High School Student (JHS), preparing to write his final exam in June.
Anything Christians desire more than God leads to exchange of truth of God for lies. Believers must be aware of the negative effects of social networking. Many christian marriages are crumbling because, most of the relationships were contracted on social media. Many Christians these days have an unhealthy pattern of thinking (narcissism) and preoccupation with self. Hebrews 10:25 warns believers “not to neglect or forsake the assembling of ourselves together”… Relying on social media to promote oneself or draw attention to oneself separates believers from fellowshiping together as brethren, and further alienate us from God. If you are addicted to your phone in the house, at work place, in the church or in your marriage, take a critical look at your life and take a step backward. Use your social media platforms as a productive mission field. Use it to reconnect with old friends, but also use it to share your pastor’s sermon and his teachings. Use your social media platforms to highlight the bad roads in your community, recalcitrant drivers. Use it to encourage people who are hurting, and not stand aside and record people who are fighting and struggling so that you will be the first to bring “breaking news”.
Believers are not carriers of bad news, we are carriers of good news. You are the light and salt of the world, not bitterness and confusion of the world.
To be cont..
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.