Who are you?

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Have you stopped to take the time to consider who you are? It’s a question we pursue every moment of our life, often without even thinking about it. Every thought we have, every decision we make, every place we go, & everything we do compiles the data on who we are. This includes what we write & every post we submit.

In 2 Corinthians chapter 10, Paul is addressing those who are accusing him of being different in his letters than he is in person. In this context Paul’s enemies, who were good orators, were putting him down due to his plain speech & lack of speaking skill. Paul is obviously not addressing social media here specifically, but the point God is making through Paul resonates with the concept, we are who our words represent us to be.

...consider this, that what we are in word by letters when absent, such persons we are also in deed when present.
— II Corinthians 10:11

Simply put, you are who you say you are and need to take ownership of everything you say & post. Perhaps we should add the verse “Be careful little fingers what you type”, to prepare kids for the world we now live in. Not to mention those of us with slightly bigger fingers need reminded as well.

Words can have consequences and as Christians, if we truly believe “To Live is Christ” (Phil. 1:21), we clothe ourselves in Christ and need to conduct ourselves (by both word & deed) in a way that represents Him. The internet is full of emboldened cowards, trolls, & confused individuals...but every one of them is a soul in need of a savior. Ask yourself...will your posts detract from or point towards Christ?

Who are you?

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, (& your social media posts) show yourself an example of those who believe.
— 1 Timothy 4:12

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