Since the age of social media we as a society have been given huge amounts of power, but do we do good or evil things with that power? I am sure most of you can probably name at least one person you know who is not on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but they are considered a minority I am sure. I also am guilty of having too many social media outlets and spending too much time on those social media outlets. I like to think I do more good than harm while on those social channels but I am sure that is not always the case.
This book has given us 7 principles to think about when using social media…
1. Think before you post
2. To your own self be true
3. Guard your heart
4. Don’t miss the forest for the trees
5. Don’t be a stumbling block
6. Be a peacemaker
7. Build genuine community.
I personally like to think of social media as a bar, people go, hang out, and if you have money or a popular view point then everyone wants to be your friend, but if you lack one or the other then you are the loner at the bar, social media works in much the same way. As the developers of social media their one goal is to sell their product so of course they are going to make things like Facebook seem like a normal and easy way to make friends and build relationships, however, that is so far from the truth it is laughable.
There have been many times I have seen things shared and probably shared things that have no business being shared with the entire world, and let me tell you even though you set those posts to “friends” the entire world can still see them one way or another. Follow the 7 principles given to help you make godly posts, and godly choices in life, choices that you can be proud to have made.
I like the one reference to the Bible used in this book, from Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking.” The same could be and should be said for posting as well.
This was such a great read it really shed light on how I should be behaving as a Christian both online, on social media and in my normal life as well. I am a light in a dark world and I have to be sure my light continues to shine bright so that others may see it and be led to Christ.
*Disclaimer: I received this Ebook at no cost in order to facilitate this honest review.*