I’m pretty proud of myself about the cleverness of this title.
Anyways, a year or two ago my husband and I deleted (or deactivated whatever) facebook. WHAAAT?!? OH my gosh! How can you? Are you guys hermit crabs or something?
No, we just realized that we’d wake up, check facebook. Post a picture, how many likes? Oh my gosh my status was so funny, GO look at it!!!
In other words, we were finding our self-worth from likes. From what others viewed like-able, or comment-able. And we all know:
“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24
The bible is talking about money, obviously, however, we can replace that for any addiction. WHAAT! Yes, I just said facebook can be an addiction. And if you don’t think so, try to give it up for lent next year. We were so consumed with how others saw us, we started valuing ourselves that way… “Why didn’t this picture get as many likes as that picture?” “Why does so-and-so always post that she’s out and having fun and I’m here alone?” I could go on.
It turns into an attitude of the world. DUN DUN DUUUUN. It’s all about popularity guys. And isn’t that something the devil tried to sell to Jesus during his temptation in the wilderness?
“All this I will give you,’ he said, ‘if you will bow down and worship me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.” Matthew 4:9-11
I love that the devil left, because, through Christ, we have power over him! (Does a little dance of salvation) But ANYWAY! I’m not saying every famous or popular person sold themselves to the devil, but I am saying that that is a temptation for some.
And apparently I’m one. So I look to the bible to find my self-worth now!
I mean, it’s easy to feel good about yourself when you know that someone literately died for YOU!