Social Media has put Unnecessary Pressure on People to Look Flawless

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Happy Monday Saints.

John 7:24 “STOP JUDGING BY MERE APPEARANCES, BUT INSTEAD JUDGE CORRECTLY.”

Social media has put unnecessary pressure on people to look flawless and be perfect. It’s easy to feel like you are NOT good enough, talented enough, strong enough, good-looking enough, smart enough, or rich enough.

Put simply; social media can make you feel like you are not enough.

But nobody is perfect. What people post on social media are highlights. And much of what is posted is heavily edited to remove wrinkles, blemishes, and imperfections.

Some photos were taken hundreds of times to find the perfect shot, and we don’t get to see all the ones with flaws. That alone should tell you that the ones with the imperfections and defects are NORMAL, and the ones that get posted ARE NOT.

Why would anyone use social media to measure themselves? What we see is “MERE APPEARANCES.”

It has the APPEARANCE of beauty, the APPEARANCE of perfection, the APPEARANCE of success.

We don’t get to see their cellulite, wrinkles, failures, mistakes, errors, setbacks, weaknesses, character flaws, or personal issues.

Only one person ever walked the earth perfectly, and that’s JESUS. Everyone else, and I mean EVERYONE else, falls short.

If you want to “JUDGE CORRECTLY,” don’t use APPEARANCES. Don’t use social media. Instead of trying to LOOK a certain way, just focus on BEING the wonderful person God created YOU to BE.

Have a great week in Christ just being and doing YOU. God bless, and lots’a love,

Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff