I’m sure most of you saw my posts last week; I want to share a little back story.
2016 left me feeling jaded toward social media. It wasn’t because of the election that year- it was everything. In my opinion the vast majority of social media is one of two extremes: a curated highlight reel or an open forum for venting. I was over it, so I checked out and avoided social media for most of 2017. I spent the year asking myself “how can I be more real and add value on social media?”. I had a few ideas, but nothing stuck until a couple weeks ago.
At the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit I was inspired when Craig Groeschel shared the vision behind the Bible Lens App . The idea of filtering life through the lens of scripture presented a solution to my jaded feelings. So I tried it out, loved what I saw, and decided to share my life through God’s lens.
My sphere of influence doesn’t need more me. Yes, my son is adorable, coffee was just what I needed, dinner was delicious, I’m about to slay this workout, my garden is growing, my cats are up to their usual antics, my meal prep is on pointe, my husband is handsome, this picture of a random thing or a pretty flower is still beautiful, @sonicpaletteproductions is up to something new, I think the punny caption I have for this photo is pretty hilarious. BUT, none of those things are consistently edifying or promoting peace in the often volatile landscape of social media if I’m posting them through my lens.
I want to do more. I want to make every effort. I want to see Jesus in my life every day- especially in the mundane things. So I challenged myself to get out of my comfort zone: Commit to sharing snapshots of my day, every weekday, through God’s lens, and share my thoughts. We’re better together, of course I want to challenge you too. Share your snapshots and thoughts if that’s your thing (tag me if you do!). Or read along while I share mine. Or take time to consider what you can do to promote peace and edify others.