5 Alleng vun Social Media

Guest Post vum Jessica Barefield

Loosst mech Ufank vun engem Verzichterklärung Féierung. Dësen Artikel ass net iwert Béisen soziale Medien ass. Occasiounsautoen zu Moderatioun, mat der rietser Häerz Montur, et kann een eng wonnerbar Saach ginn. De Punkt vun dëser Manifestatioun ass e puer Weeër ze Punkt aus, datt de soziale Medien eng pitfall fir de Christian Liewen kënnen an dir ze encouragéieren Är Häerz ënnersicht, wann et zu Är soziale Medien Konsum a Participatioun kënnt. Dës gi fënnef Méiglechkeeten déi sozial Medien kann eis Sënne Lëschter feed.

1. Sozial Medien kënne Är Zäit Offall

Dat ass näischt, wat mer net héieren hunn, ier, mä et ass derwäert Widderhuelung. Mir sinn an Epheser erënnert 5:16-17 datt d'Deeg sinn Béisen a mir sollten de beschte Gebrauch vun der Zäit un eis maachen. Betruecht fir engem Moment wat Dir amplaz deenen Siten all vun Check maachen kéint. Bäikommen um Rendez, mir kéinten eng Lëscht vu Leit hale fir op eisem Handy an Ausgaben déi extra Minutt Gebiet fir eis Famill a Frënn ze biede. sécher, op eng Kéier oder aner, mir sinn all schëlleg Stonnen op Facebook an engem Dag Ausgaben an ni d'Wuert vu Gott Ouverture an. Well all Moment ass e Geschenk vum Här, et ass derwäert ze genéissen, "Gëtt et eppes méi néideg, dass ech meng Zäit ginn normalerweis kéint iwwert?"Deel vun der Zäit, d'Äntwert ass wahrscheinlech jo.

2. Sozial Medien reagéiert eng Plattform ze Är all geduecht

Ech mengen d'Solidaritéit op sozialen Netzwierker vun der Post kënnt Dir markéiert an denken et OK d'just iwwer eppes ze Post. mir beschwéieren, mir Leit anonym verkleeden, mir Veruechtung Leit zu Autoritéit, a mir soen wat mir iwwer Promi Meenung, wéi wann si net richteg Leit. A mir mengen mir do net wierklech fir all vun et zu Äntwert hunn. Mengt net richteg vun der Privatsphär vun Äre Sall virmaachen elo-et gëtt näischt privat gin wann mer virun de liewege Gott stinn an engem Kont fir eis Wierder ginn. Matthew warnt eis flott riichteraus, "Op den Dag vun Uerteel, Leit wäert Kont fir all topeg Wuert ginn se schwätzen. "Loosst eis vun dëser Warnung d'nächst Kéier drun erënnert ginn mir eis Statusaktualiséierung.

3. Social media can fuel discontentment

Wann mir verlängert Zäit verbréngt Schloreen iwwer wat déi aner maachen a gesot, et gesait eis Opmierksamkeet op all déi Saachen hu mir oder si vermësst do net eraus op. Et kann eis Cause ze Fro firwat eist Liewen kucken do net d'selwecht. Firwat net wousst, dass ech vun deem Zitat? Ech wënschen ech hir Sënn vun Stil huet. Hirem neien Haus ass esou grouss wéi eist! Wa mir net oppassen,, drësseg Minutte op Facebook oder Invasiounen kënne verloossen Dir Relativ Gefill, unattractive, an underwhelmed mat Ären eegene Liewen. Hebräer exhorts eis, "Halt Liewen Fräistouss aus Léift vu Suen, a ginn Inhalt mat wat Dir, fir Hien huet gesot, "Ech wäert verloossen Dir ni nach Dir vergësst." "Mir schlussendlech Inhalt kënne mat eisem Liewen als Gleeweger well mir all entscheet ginn, datt mir mussen zu Christus. Frot Iech ob Äre Gebrauch vu soziale Medien ass Hëlleft Dir dës Wourecht gleewen.

4. Social media can fuel pride and keep you inwardly focused

Sozial Medien kënne schnell eis eege Podium fir Self-Promotioun ginn. We have to ask ourselves what our motivation really is for posting the things that we do. Sicht mir fir Sympathie oder luewen? Do hu mer vu gutt gemengt gin wëllen oder prahle de Spaass Saachen mir Strapp maachen? Do kuckt Dir konstant wéivill "Likes" oder "retweets" Äre Post an? Bensin All dës Saache zereck an halen eis op eis do. Dëst kann eng besonnesch schwéier pitfall fir jiddereen ginn, déi eng Plattform huet, datt iwwer hir Frënn a Famill Preventioun. Whether you do music or have a popular blog, just well Dausende vu Leit menge si lauschteren alles heescht net, dass Dir denkt ass derwäert gesot. Mir mussen drun denken, datt retweets, kommentéiert, a gär ginn do net automatesch Legitimitéit zu wat mir Post. Gott gesäit d'Motivatioun vun eisen Häerzer an ass ni vun engem gutt-donieft Post wort. Well ech Samuel 2:3 cautions, "Do halen net sou nennen schwätzen oder loosse Äre Mond esou Arroganz schwätzen, fir den Här ass e Gott deen kennt a vun Him mierks gewien sinn. "

5. Social media can distort our view of relationships

Fir all sozial Medien profitéiert huet fir Relatiounen, et ass e Risque. Et gëtt einfach mat de mannste fir haalt Dir gär (vläicht ze einfach?). Hutt Dir nach déif, Sënnvolles Gespréicher a Persoun? It is easy to keep up with a lot of people you love—and a lot of people you don’t even know (vläicht ze vill?). Sidd Dir mat den Detailer vun oversaturated 300 Leit d'Liewe dass du bass net gutt Aarbecht vun Fanen d'maachen 10 Leit Dir Woch fir Woch gesinn? Mir kënnen eis séier Zuch Konsumenten vun Informatiounen amplaz Verdeedeger vu Leit ze ginn. iwwer een d'Liewen wëssen a via sozial Medien alles iwwert Är eegen Liewen sharing ass net dat selwecht wéi e richtege Frënd ass. Natierlech ass Jesus perfekt Beispill vun deem, wat et heescht, e richtege Frënd ze ginn. Well Jesus léiert, "Mäi Kommando ass dëst: Love each other as I have loved you. Groussregioun Léift huet keen eent wéi dat, dass hie soll seng Liewe fir seng Frënn verwandelt. "Friendship ass méi wéi d'Zomm vun Status Updates a Fotoen. Frëndschaft ass Affer. Et ass Träger all Laascht d'anere. Et ass net just Quasi-et muss mierken ginn.

Jessica Barefield Liewen zu Washington D.C. mat hirem Mann Trip, an hire Jong Q. Dir kënnt méi aus hirem op hirem Blog liesen, Gären Love.

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59 kommentéiert

  1. XavierAntwort

    This is so true. I will openly admit that I waste hours and hours of my time and days on social media and all the points brought forward, I can directly relate to. I know in my mind and heart that I want to and have to cut it out, or greatly diminish it, but it isn’t easy. But the message you have conveyed and the words of God that you’re using to reinforce this speak to me clearly. Merci fir dës Manifestatioun :)

  2. TyronAntwort

    Very good read! Was never involved in social networks until a little over a year ago and these are some of the reasons why. I have actually been thinking about deleting my social networks to focus on what needs to be focused on. Lot of good points here. Thank you for taking your time to write it and share.

  3. DanielaAntwort

    Wow! So true. I definitely need to work on my social media intake. It’s very consuming one of the very reasons I stopped getting on Pinterest. Merci fir alleguerten.

  4. StaceyAntwort

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have been fighting with myself about getting on Facebook. Seems lately all it does is make mad angry. This was everything I needed to hear and will reread when I need to be reminded. Thank you and Trip. Gott schützt.

  5. Eulaivi ClutarioAntwort

    You are an inspiration! So many good points you have here. Praise God for your wisdom that’s understandable and very relevant to our generation! :)

  6. kaseweAntwort

    I have been cut to heart by this powerful sharing. I believe we are all found wanting in this area. Thanks Trip and Jessica. May God continue to use you .

  7. MarkAntwort

    Villmols merci, for thelittle peoplewith out a voice it speaks numbers to think oursocialvalue is derived from social media. Thanks for the wake up call !

  8. Oyishoma EmmanuelAntwort

    That is so true. We waste precious time on social networks without purpose, and whenever purpose is not on ground, abuse is inevitable. I myself i’m guilty of this at times; but i pray for the grace to redirect my priorities.

  9. ADIN MOOREAntwort

    This is a really good post. Thank you for sharing it with us, enjoyed reading it and it opening my eyes to the pitfalls of social media. :) Grace & Peace.

  10. JosephAntwort

    Exactly why I PERMANENTLY deleted my Fakebook in early 2012. Just like how I gave up cable TV in 2001, I don’t miss either Fakebook or TV. FB makes it easy to love yourself, which is idolatry. Being on the computer for work (video editing) is all the more reason why I do not want to spend time on it in my free time, but it is so easy to waste time on the computer. If I’m on YouTube, it’s to watch edifying videos from other Christians. I HIGHLY recommend every Christian to read this article: “Forming our Souls with Facebookby Shane Hipps (Second Nature Journal dot com)

  11. BarbaraAntwort

    Omg I was so convicted last week by exactly what you saidspending hours on facebook that should be spending in the word! I love this blogkeep the knowledge coming!

  12. PriscillaAntwort

    I like your balanced position; not completely condemning social media, yet pointing out the issues/tendency for sinfulness. Reminds me of iLove.

  13. RozAntwort

    Thank you so much for writing this. It is so very insightful and has helped me a lot in recognizing that I need to limit my time with social media. Many of the things you’ve described are all things I can relate to. Spending too much time on social media is not beneficial for my spirit your blog has really put it in words for me. Again thanks so much

  14. AdamAntwort

    This article caught my eye quick because my job is online and a big part of it is social media. Before this was my job I could completely relate to this. It really can be a time waster if there is no self control. It should be something approached with caution for sure!

  15. NaishaAntwort

    I saw this link on my Facebook and was dreading to read it because I knew it would convict me and today I said, “Ok… Let me have it.” lol. Just about everything in here is true about how I spend my time online and I am going to assume that the person who wrote this article would not have posted this if she had not struggled with this herself in some way. So it is nice to know that there are other people who carry or did carry the same burden. At church you tend to feel like you shouldn’t admit to stuff like this, because we have created the idea that no one else struggles with it. Just the other day I was talking to my husband and telling him how I deleted some apps on my ipod (yes I still have an ipod and not an iphone, by choice) because it created unhealthy/ungodly thinking. I use to play Home Design where you can create your dream home and in turn I would become so depressed with the house we live in. I still love playing Mall World on FB and confessed to my husband that I like it because my avatar is someone I am not, she is pretty, skinny, independant and it is fantasy that I enjoy living through. Maybe I sound weird or people may think I shared too much but this is my own conviction. Thank you for reinforcing what I know by sharing your own conviction with us writer and other commenters.

  16. ChinaJohnsonAntwort

    I will be deleting my Facebook and Instagram for a while. This was my wake up call. My husbands has been telling me about this and the discontentment has gone too far! Merci Jessica!

  17. RJAntwort

    Merci! I’m gonna take a week long break from Facebook, Email, and Instagram and work on those relationships I have with people I see in my daily life.

  18. TylerAntwort

    Fantastic stuff! I’m a high school student and the part about putting so much stock into retweets and likes is so true! I definitely think their are some good things that can come out of Twitter/Facebook but it’s all about where you heart is!

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  20. THOMASSINGWAAntwort

    Wow thank God that was written for me,may the life giver always bless you and your family.Trip has always been the man of days The music,writtens etc keeps me awake.we thank God for you

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  22. MirandaAntwort

    Really good post! Social media can be a little too much but when I see souls reach and they are planted into a church with their families and serving in church and in their community with the families.. That’s amazing to me.

  23. KeinyaAntwort

    Wow. This really spoke to me and I appreciate it. It’s so well articulated and has some great advice on ways to reflect. Merci!

  24. JerdonAntwort

    I love coming to this blog and reading all of these awesome posts by Trip and his wife. Keep up the good work you two!!! God bless.

  25. TheMesengerAntwort

    That is sooooo true it can take time away from god also you won’t seem to have the time 4 him we’ll cut it off make the time

  26. katAntwort

    awesome read. admittedly, i spend too much time looking at pretty boys and pretty things and getting caught up by all these superficial things on tumblr that i tend to push God aside. it’s a sad, sad thing; i could be reading up on His word and spending more time with Him….thanks for the eye opener!

  27. CharityAntwort

    Wow. I thought I was doing good because I was just on two networks. This definitely helped me check myself. I thought because I wasn’t sinning I was okay, and of course there is always room for improvement.

  28. YashiraAntwort

    God bless you for sharing this and thank you! This post just got me thinking about the time I waste with social media and its networks. It has helped me to re-think what I’m doing with time.

  29. MercyAntwort

    I agree with every point. I for sure have been avoiding instagram because I found myself comparing my self to other girls on there. It’s not good to feel ungrateful. I like looking at cute animals. Lol
    I considered deleting my fb, instagram accounts numerous times. I do think it’s good for keeping up with family members far apart though. :)

  30. home decorAntwort

    Excellent blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.

    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed ..
    Any ideas? Merci!