DEAR SOCIAL MEDIA…
Dear Social Media, we forgive you for providing a platform to people who lack the ability articulate, express or voice their opinions on a stage to an audience as big as their FB friend count. We forgive you for the pictures that we thought were real but were photoshopped and filtered 20 times. We forgive you for that time when one of our friends cried and got upset over a FB relationship status that didn’t last. We forgive you for leaving out the part about that FB friend who got their PhD and went into hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt immediately after they walked the stage. We forgive you for making us think that our FB friends were our real friends. We forgive you for making that family portrait look perfect when in reality it was as broken as it could possibly get. We forgive you for that one time we thought that heart tap on our post meant that they actually loved us. We forgive you for making us equate our self-worth to the amount reactions and likes we get.
We forgive you for making us jealous of things we never even thought of having in the first place. We also forgive you for making us jealous of people we don’t even like. We forgive you for consuming our time and filling our timelines with advertisements that make us waste money and buy stuff that we shouldn’t be buying. We forgive you for making us feel as if we have to post everything we do and check in to every location we’ve visited. We forgive you for making news reporters out of people and empowering them to feel as if they have to be the first to share a news story that has already been covered. We forgive you for making us feel as if you come first in our lives before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We forgive you for invading our church worship services and causing us to go “FB Live” on the altar when we should have been dying out to ourselves and our flesh. We forgive you for making us addicted to tapping your app in the mornings before we kneel down and pray. We forgive you for making us self-centered, neglectful and blind to the needs of others. We forgive you for the thousands of pictures and selfies on our phones that take up our cell phone storage that we never even post to our timelines. We forgive you for the ability to post MCEs and WCEs that we’ve never even met and will never meet. We forgive you for making us lose focus and follow things and people we have no business following. We forgive you for making everybody think that they’re a Public Figure.
While we are grateful for the connections and business connections, we forgive you for connecting us to people we don’t even know and should have never even been connected with. We forgive you for that one time we got connected to someone we shouldn’t have. We forgive you for that one time our whole life got thrown off course because we entertained some instant messages we absolutely shouldn’t have. We forgive you for invading our dinner time, shopping time and study time by making us feel as if we need to take pictures of what we buy, the food we eat and the material we’re studying. We forgive you for invading our family time at the table by causing everyone to look at their phones instead of each other. We forgive you for making this new generation think that DMs and instant FB messaging is the only way to communicate. And while we know the laws and we know you would blame us, we most certainly forgive you for causing us to scroll timelines while we are driving. While we are grateful for our ability to talk to our friends and family, and while we are yet grateful to stay in touch with them, we forgive you for making us think we’re close.
We love you, but from the bottom of our hearts, we truly do forgive you for messing with our heads, our hearts and our time. The struggle is real.
P.S. Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve written. I can’t begin to tell you all the wonderful things that God has been doing in my life! I’ve been living, working hard and enjoying the fruits of my labor and obedience. So much to share! Thank you for joining me again. Stay tuned for greater!! And if this is your first time joining us, please like our FB page, share and comment on the post! We’d love to have you! We can help so many more people if you do. We’re counting on you! Every share or comment made may just be life saved. #GetPhreedUP