Happy Wednesday Saints.
Matthew 23:27 “YOU ARE LIKE WHITEWASHED TOMBS, WHICH LOOK BEAUTIFUL ON THE OUTSIDE BUT ON THE INSIDE ARE FULL OF THE BONES OF THE DEAD.”
The teachers and Pharisees in the New Testament are much like many of those on social media today.
They look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside is a totally different story. And as we saw yesterday, the only thing that really matters to the Lord is what’s inside your heart.
Much of what’s posted on social media is published for the sake of “likes” and “follows.” If we allow ourselves to be bombarded with other people’s highlights, we can quickly lose sight of our own reality.
And even though your own struggles may be real, other people’s highlights can make your battles seem impossible to endure and overcome.
The problem is not so much with the heavily edited photos or airbrushed images – it’s comparing our reality with their false life and fake success.
At the end of the day, what other people think or do doesn’t matter – what matters most is what God wants you to do.
How others look on their posts is unrelated to the fact that God fearfully and wonderfully made you.
God doesn’t want you to covet or envy what others have. And social media doesn’t help us appreciate what we’ve been blessed with. It makes us jealous and covetous.
If you need to, take a break from social media and enjoy some of your own REAL blessings. Take a good look around and see what you can be grateful for. You’ll soon find that your reality isn’t bad or lacking at all – it’s just different.
Don’t be so focused on how clean and beautiful some people look on the outside. God has given you a new heart. And He who started a good work in you will see it through to completion. Like everyone else in this world, you’re still a work in progress. So enjoy the journey.
God bless and have a wonderful day.