About once a month I share my heart over on Managing Your Blessings and today I’m sharing about social media and idolatry and the road that connects the two. As such, you will find today’s Social Media Smarts posts a little different from the tips and tricks posts of the past (although no less powerful). Here’s an except to get you started:
Last year I participated in a group Bible study with a group of ladies from my church. We were reading through 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker and the topic arose–what should we do about social media? As the discussion elevated one of my normally very intrinsic friends burst into tears upon the couch. “I can’t stop,” she replied. “It’s the first thing I turn to in the morning and my phone’s the first thing I reach for when there is a break in my day. It’s my go-to comfort item. I used to work to stay busy and not think, but now that I stay home with our child it’s my out. And it’s consuming me, I can’t stop!”
This month I’ve been sharing about Social Media Smarts on Cornerstone Confessions including tips and tricks for nearly every major player in the book, but one of the smartest things you can really do with social media is know when it’s time to take a break. Sure, social media can be fun. Sure, social media can be used to bring others to the Lord. Sure, social media can be used to connect with friends oh so far away. But just like so many other things in our lives, social media can also become an idol…an idol that takes over our lives much like it had my dear friend….
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