Social Media Can Feel Like A Popularity Contest
Social media can feel like a popularity contest at times. Who’s with me?🙋🏼♀️ Something that came to my mind this morning is that we are not to seek the praise of man. No matter how “cool” we think our IG page is, no matter how encouraging we try to be, no matter how drama free our posts are, and no matter how cute our kids are... we aren’t going to please everyone, everyone isn’t going to like us, and there will always be people that will critique you.
So, this is for adults and children that are feeling they are getting caught up in the trap of social media. The subliminal pressures of sharing our lives and even advocating, can take time away from those around us in “real life”. Even adults can fall into the trap of a competitive spirit and care too much what others think. We can have thoughts like, “why does this person have that many followers and I don’t?” I want to remind whomever this is for, that YOU ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE NEXT PERSON! You have purpose, you are an influencer, and you matter. The amount of followers on IG or other social media sites isn’t indicative of what is truly important. Look around you... your family.... your people.... the ones that will be there when your car breaks down, the ones that are there when a loved one passes, the ones that won’t leave when trying times come, and those little eyes that look up to you on the daily.... THEY ARE THE ONES THAT MATTER AND DESERVE YOUR TIME.
We can also easily spend too much time on this little thing called social media, even while trying to encourage another, advocating, or being a positive light.
What also came to my mind this morning is there may be a reason some may not have a big audience. One reason is that God may be protecting you from trolls and predators. We may also unintentionally become self consumed and post things for personal attention. Balance and Intent are the key words for this dilemma.
Let’s look up, put our devices away, love those around you, write love notes to your family, and personally laugh with someone today! Maybe even go to a ballgame and spend time with someone that matters to you!
Carpe Diem with balance, intent, and love!
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