I heard a statement the other day
that really caught my attention and has stayed on my mind.
The person was basically saying
that the things that we
share on social media are the “best” of our lives,
the things we want people to see.
We don’t share
the “regular” day to day things and we sure enough don’t share
for everyone on our “friends” list to see.
What does this actually do though?
It really can give a false sense of what
really looks like from day to day and how we live through
the good and the bad.
This can especially affect those of the
younger generation that
see everything we post
and believe me….
they are watching!
we share the pictures of our well put together children
playing at the park
or doing something super cute.
We share about all the sweet and thoughtful things that our
We write about how good life is and how great our God is
and rightly so!
These are all things worthy of sharing
and if you scroll through my Facebook page today,
you will find all of these things.
here is my concern…
what about when the kids aren’t smiling, the husband isn’t being quite as
life is rough and we start to question the goodness of God…
I’m not saying that our social media pages should be
counseling others through life
or that we should “air all of our dirty laundry” online.
What I am saying
maybe if we were to allow ourselves
to share a more accurate
of our Real Life
that others wouldn’t feel so pressured to
to something that none of us really are.
instead someone may see our
and feel relieved
that someone else out in the world isn’t living a
“picture perfect, fabulous facebook”
maybe, just maybe
enable someone else to be real as well!
Here is my challenge to all of those who have the courage…
Post something about
that maybe you wouldn’t normally post.
You can even be “trendy”
and hashtag it
Who among the brave will join me? 😉