5 Fallgruver for sosiale medier

Gjest innlegg fra Jessica Barefield

La meg starte med å gi en ansvarsfraskrivelse. Denne artikkelen handler ikke om hvor onde sosiale medier. Brukes med måte, med det høyre hjerte stilling, det kan være en fantastisk ting. Poenget med denne artikkelen er å peke på noen måter at sosiale medier kan være en fallgruve for kristenlivet og for å oppmuntre deg til å undersøke hjertet ditt når det kommer til sosiale medier forbruk og deltakelse. Dette er fem måter som sosiale medier kan mate våre syndige lyster.

1. Sosiale medier kan kaste bort tiden din

Dette er ikke noe vi ikke har hørt før, men det er verdt å gjenta. Vi blir minnet om i Efeserbrevet 5:16-17 at dagene er onde og vi skal gjøre det beste ut av tiden gitt til oss. Tenk for et øyeblikk hva du kan gjøre i stedet for å sjekke alle disse nettstedene. Mens du venter på en avtale, vi kunne holde en liste over folk til å be for på telefonen og bruke de ekstra minutter i bønn for vår familie og venner. Sikkert, på et eller annet tidspunkt, vi er alle skyldige i å bruke timevis på Facebook i dag og aldri åpne opp Guds Ord. Siden hvert øyeblikk er en gave fra Herren, det er verdt å spørre deg selv, "Er det noe mer verdt som jeg kunne tilbringe tiden min på?" Meste parten av tiden, Svaret er sannsynligvis ja.

2. Sosiale medier gir en plattform til enhver tanke

Jeg tror solidaritet innlegg på sosiale medier kan lure deg til å tro at det er greit å legge ut omtrent alt. Vi klager, Vi anonymt bash mennesker, vi disrespect myndighetspersoner, og vi sier hva vi mener om kjendiser, som om de ikke var ekte mennesker. Og vi tror vi trenger egentlig ikke å svare for noe av det. Ikke la deg lure av rommet ditt akkurat nå-det vil være noe privat når vi står foran den levende Gud og gjøre regnskap for våre ord. Matthew advarer oss ganske tydelig, "På dommens dag, folk vil gjøre regnskap for hvert unyttig ord de snakker. "La oss bli minnet om dette advarsel neste gang vi oppdaterer vår status.

3. Social media can fuel discontentment

Når vi bruker lengre tid helle over hva andre gjør og sier, det trekker oppmerksomheten mot alle de tingene vi ikke har eller går glipp av. Det kan få oss til å stille spørsmål ved hvorfor våre liv ikke ser det samme. Hvorfor gjorde jeg ikke tenke på dette sitatet? Jeg skulle ønske jeg hadde hennes sans for stil. Deres nye huset er mye større enn vår! Hvis vi ikke er forsiktige, tretti minutter på Facebook eller Pinterest kan la deg følelsen uproduktivt, uattraktiv, og imponert med ditt eget liv. Hebreerne formaner oss, "Hold liv uten kjærlighet til penger, og være fornøyd med det du har, for han har sagt, "Jeg vil aldri forlate deg eller svikte deg." Vi kan til slutt være fornøyd med våre liv som troende fordi vi får alt vi trenger i Kristus. Spør deg selv om din bruk av sosiale medier er å hjelpe dere tror denne sannheten.

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

Sosiale medier kan fort bli vår egen podium for egenreklame. We have to ask ourselves what our motivation really is for posting the things that we do. Er vi på jakt etter sympati eller ros? Ønsker vi å være godt tenkt eller skryte av de morsomme tingene vi har gjort? Har du hele tiden sjekke hvor mange "liker" eller "retweets" innlegget ditt fikk? Alle disse tingene drivstoff stolthet og holde oss fokusert på oss selv. Dette kan være en spesielt vanskelig fallgruve for alle som har en plattform som strekker seg utover deres venner og familie. Whether you do music or have a popular blog, bare fordi tusenvis av mennesker lytter betyr ikke alt som kommer til hjernen er verdt å si. Vi må huske at retweets, kommentarer, og liker ikke automatisk gi legitimitet til hva vi legger ut. Gud ser motivasjonen til våre hjerter og er aldri lurt av en godt utformet post. Som jeg Samuel 2:3 advarsler, "Ikke holde snakker så stolt eller la din munn taler slik arroganse, For Herren er en Gud som kjenner og av ham gjerninger er veid. "

5. Social media can distort our view of relationships

For hver nytte av sosiale medier har i relasjoner, Det er en ulempe. Det er lett å holde tritt med de du elsker (kanskje for lett?). Har du fortsatt dypt, meningsfulle samtaler i person? It is easy to keep up with a lot of people you love—and a lot of people you don’t even know (kanskje for mange?). Er du overeksponert med detaljene 300 folks liv at du ikke gjør en god jobb med å elske 10 Personene du ser uke til uke? Vi kan raskt trene oss til å være forbrukere av informasjon i stedet for elskere av mennesker. Å vite om noens liv og dele alt om ditt eget liv via sosiale medier er ikke det samme som å være en ekte venn. Selvfølgelig Jesus er det perfekte eksempel på hva det betyr å være en sann venn. Som Jesus lærer, "Min kommando er dette: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, at han setter sitt liv til for sine venner. "Vennskap er mer enn summen av statusoppdateringer og bilder. Vennskap er offer. Det bærer hverandres byrder. Det er ikke bare virtuelle det må være konkret.

Jessica Barefield bor i Washington D.C.. med sin mann Trip, og deres sønn Q. Du kan lese mer fra henne på hennes blogg, Like To Love.

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59 kommentarer

  1. XavierSvare

    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. Thank you for this article :)

  2. TyronSvare

    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. DanielaSvare

    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. Thank you for sharing.

  4. StaceySvare

    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. Gud velsigne.

  5. Eulaivi ClutarioSvare

    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. kaseweSvare

    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. CLARASvare

    Thank you so much Jessica for these words that are so true and conviction given. May God continue to use you and you household :-)

  8. AngelaSvare

    Thank you for this enlightening post! This should prompt us to fix our eyes on Jesus and less on others and self.

    Blessings!

  9. merkeSvare

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

  10. Oyishoma EmmanuelSvare

    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.

  11. ADIN MOORESvare

    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. :) Nåde & Fred.

  12. JosephSvare

    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)

  13. BarbaraSvare

    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!

  14. PriscillaSvare

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

  15. RozSvare

    Takk så mye for å skrive denne. 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

  16. AdamSvare

    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!

  17. NaishaSvare

    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.

  18. ChinaJohnsonSvare

    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! Thank you Jessica!

  19. RJSvare

    Takk skal du ha! I’m gonna take a week long break from Facebook, E-post, and Instagram and work on those relationships I have with people I see in my daily life.

  20. TylerSvare

    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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  22. THOMASSINGWASvare

    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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  24. MirandaSvare

    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.

  25. KeinyaSvare

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

  26. MarjorieSvare

    Thank you for posting this! I’m so glad God led me to your blog today because I definitely needed to read this!

  27. JerdonSvare

    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!!! Gud velsigne.

  28. TheMesengerSvare

    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

  29. katSvare

    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!

  30. VeldedighetSvare

    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.

  31. YashiraSvare

    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.

  32. NådeSvare

    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. :)

  33. hjemmedekorasjonSvare

    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? Takk skal du ha!