Getting Lost In Social Media

Monday, August 1st, 2022

If you find yourself scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling, put the phone down. Remember who you are in Christ.
Jennifer Thompson

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Hi, everybody. I am Jennifer Thompson, life coach and lover of Jesus. Welcome to God Today. Today I want to talk about social media. Who all here is on social media? Yes. Ok, me too. How many accounts do you have? I probably have about 3 or 4 between regular Facebook, Facebook live, Instagram, Snapchat, Snapchat live. There are so many things going on. I feel like we get so lost in social media these days. We get lost in trying to show the world who we want them to see. It is so easy to put up pictures and put up all the amazing things going on in our life. It is great in a snapshot, it is great to share, it is cool to have people talk about how awesome your life looks through that social media feed.

I have experienced this myself as well. You can put all of that stuff out on social media. You can even scroll through and see all of your friends or all the other millions of people who are just amazing people that you think, “Oh gosh. I wish I had their life.” At the same time, even though you are putting out that facade, you are sitting at home, alone, on the couch, just scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling. You have this fear of missing out, but you also just want to put up all of this stuff that is a piece of who you are, but it is not really who you are. I think a lot of people, right now, are losing themselves a little bit more every day. They don’t really know who they are. They are just putting up what they are pretending to be, or just little snippets here and there of their life that seems perfect.

Today I want to encourage you to rethink your social media strategy. Spend some time with the people around you. Get to know the people around you again. Don’t get lost. If you find yourself scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling, put the phone down. Remember who you are in Christ. Remember that He loves you. Remember that He has an amazing world out there that He wants you to see. He doesn’t want you to be stuck on the couch just scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling, wishing that you were somebody else, wishing that you had the perfect life that somebody else has on social media.

Today I want to pray over you. Lord, God, I pray that you would come into our lives in a massive way. God, you would reveal to us who we are in you. God, that we would find our validation through you, that we would find strength through you, and power through you to achieve our dreams, to achieve our goals. That we wouldn’t get lost in wishing we were somebody else. Wishing that we looked like somebody else. Wishing that we had what other people have. God, bring us back to you in a mighty, mighty way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.