I seriously can’t decide something, and it’s been on my mind and heart for over three months.
Is social media — Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs — a wooing, misguiding temptress or a tool?
I know there is lots written in this regard, but hear me out.
On one hand, I know that using facebook, twitter, and blog posts can provide tools, resources, motivation, insight, growth — and all in the name of Kingdom expansion. Personally, I’ve been motivated, resourced, and have grown and gained insight through all of these means.
On the other hand, it can be a nasty distraction and a source of unchecked pride. Let’s face it, social media is generally designed to build your platform and self-promote. I cringe every time I post a link to a blog post I wrote, but should I? Is the time I spend on these simply a temptress wooing me away from real Kingdom work, real Christ-centered ministry? Is the time spent on these a source of egotism and pride and a way to shine the light on ourselves more than Jesus Christ?
Youth Pastors and others, I don’t have the answer here.
Maybe through time, understanding, and more with God, I will.
In the meantime, I’d encourage everyone to wrestle with how we use these tools. If they aren’t bringing glory to God and making Christ known, I’m doubting that they are a good use of time.
I love this post, by the way: Discussion on Christians and Technology.
Come on people, I want to know what you think: Temptress or Tool?