Welcome to another Super Short Sunday post! I’ve realized that I have SO much that I want to share with you, but sometimes it’s just a quick thought here and there. Sundays have become a time for me to be candid with y’all and share what’s been on my mind, what I’ve been learning, and what I’ve been doing that’s been working. I love being able to share some of my more personal struggles and thoughts in a super quick post, so let’s do this!
I love all things social media. I enjoy being able to connect with people that I normally wouldn’t be able to connect with. I love being able to share my truth and my story with other women to hopefully inspire them. And I love being inspired to lead the best life that I can!
Social media can also be a big downfall for me, though.
All too often, I find myself stressing over the amount of likes, comments, shares, repins, follows, etc…and I’ve even gone so far as to let that ruin my day! It’s all too easy for me to get caught up in the hype of growing a following and forget about the true mission. The mission of spreading the Word of Christ is the only one I should be focusing on, but I often get caught up in my own selfish goals and agendas. Can you relate?
I believe that God has seen it, and he’s taking care of it by putting my “fears” right in front of me. Recently my Instagram following numbers have been stagnant, I’ve been having trouble getting my ads on Facebook approved, and I had to get rid of a pin that had close to 500 repins. I was….ridiculously…devastated. I know that these things aren’t truly important, but in a world in which social media is so prevalent, sometimes these things can seem like a big deal.
Instead of trusting that God would provide the path for me to do his work, I trusted in my own ability to grow my social media networks. I got caught up in the silly numbers instead of the lives that God might be touching each day through what I post without me even knowing it. And because of my lack of faith, the results of my labor haven’t been what I was hoping for.
I’m grateful, though. God is so gracious, kind, and patient, and I know that he is working in me. I’m learning day by day to focus on God and His work and NOT on my own ambitions. I want to use social media and my blog as a platform to promote God, NOT the other way around!
Colossians 3:23-24 – Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
Let’s talk about it! Is this something that you struggle with, too? What do you do to keep things in perspective? Comment below!