Social media is a mess. Everyone seems on edge. Nerves raw after what felt like a prolonged election cycle. Ready to explode when given the hidden signal or somebody sneezes on accident.
My twitter feed has become a water pitcher filled with fear and adult temper tantrums. I get it, people are upset over the Presidential regime change. When you spend 8 years with one President, you are bound to feel shaken. Especially when the newly elected President is Donald “You’re Fired” Trump.
As a Christian it is easy to get caught up in the political vortex, to lash out without thinking. Easy to forget your identity.
Pastor Paul Tripp said it best in his devotional New Morning Mercies. As you go about your day:
“May God give you grace to remember your identity as His child in those moments when remembering is essential.”
Remembering is essential. As Mufasa told Simba in The Lion King, “Remember who you are.”
I want to challenge myself. I want to challenge you. Remember who you are when:
- You are hastily typing out responses to a debate on Facebook
- Your co-worker goes on a political rant
- You feel compelled to correct someone in an un-Christlike manner
There is no need to pass along the negative emotions you are absorbing as you scroll through twitter.
Listen first. Limit your social media time/exposure. Be who God created you to be, remembering that you represent Him, now.