I am an unabashed fan of the social media world. I tweet, check Facebook 874 times a day, and have a ridiculous amount of love for Instagram! Sometimes, I do sit back and think, “Why am I posting all of this stuff? Who even looks at it?” But I have realized that when it comes down to it, I really mostly post it for myself. I am fully aware that I care way more about what I say than other people do. I go look at the millions of photos I post on Instagram and Facebook, I go back through my posts to find that verse or that quote I posted. So, maybe that is selfish or self-absorbed, or maybe it’s my own version of a public, interactive diary of my life. For now, I am okay with all of that.
But sometimes, I think, “What happens if Facebook goes the way of Myspace? What if it just kind of…dies?” This thought frightens me a little. ;) And makes me think that maybe I should post more of my personal stuff here on my own blog. Because my blog doesn’t have millions of users that might abandon it when they get bored or move on to Twitter or Instagram. My blog just has me. And even though it is a place where I share the products of my photography business, and I do hope people look at and read it occasionally, really it is a place by me, for me. :)
So today, I want to share these verses with myself. Because I know how much they jumped out and grabbed me this week, and I know why. And if they jump out and grab one of you, too, and help you at the place you are in now, then that’s even better! Because as selfish and self-absorbed as I am, I really do love people and thrive on interactions and relationships.
I Timothy 1:19 Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.
II Corinthians 4:18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.