Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to be vulnerable in a social media world

Because no one ever said knocking down walls would be easy.
• • •

Everyone's life is so perfect on social media. We have nice clothes, we do community service, we workout, we eat good and our friends are so much better than yours.

It's pretty tough to compete out here. Thats why you shouldn't.

The first step in being more vulnerable is- accepting that we don't need to have it all together. And I know what you're thinking- you've read this post a thousand times before.

Spare you, I know.
But it' true. It is still ok to be real. It's ok to admit your weaknesses, even when they aren't the "glorified sins" that only make you seem cooler.

But I mean, God's working on me.
Christ is exalted most in those moments of raw, scary transparency. 

It's ok to not have a deep, super spiritual quote to post as your Facebook status. And it's ok to not get the deep, super spiritual quote your friend just posted.

Another tip for being more vulnerable- let people in. It's hard to let people see the real you in this social media world, it's even harder to let them know the real you.

We send text messages instead of calling, Facetime but don't go visit and "like" opposed to appreciating. The idea of community is changing, but the need for it remains the same.

It's important to let people in and not keep all your secrets...a secret. Even if that means going out of your way to cultivate genuine relationships.

ok...see ya 
Community allows you to confess those ugly sins to other people so they can pray for you and remind you to repent and give the situation over to God.

(Remember when I blogged about the 10 people you need in your life.)

The last step I want to take to become more vulnerable is- being open to go deeper in my faith. I'm not talking deep like spooky deep.

Can I talk yo you about Jesus?
There are plenty of things to learn about God that aren't mysterious. Striving to be more like Jesus by growing in love, righteousness, mercy and humility is complex enough. Admitting you've never heard of a certain verse or don't know the specific bible story, is not a sign of weakness, it is exactly the opposite.

There is always room to go deeper without compromising the gospel.

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with you God?
[Micah 6:8]

Do you have any tips for being vulnerble in a social media world? 
(I need the tips. All the tips.)

No comments :

Post a Comment