Sometimes I feel the social media world paints an unrealistic picture of other people’s lives. I typically see an airbrushed or filtered version of life that is totally unrealistic. We often share our times of joy with others and conceal or hide our times of struggle, loss, or failure. I want to be more careful about what I post here. I hope that as I grow in my faith and confidence in Christ I can be more real about my life- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Why should I try and present an unrealistic version of my life?
As a Christian, I also need to ask myself other tough questions. Am I ultimately seeking glory for myself or for God? Do I want to contribute to the discontentment many face by posting unrealistic or enviable life circumstances, or do I want to bring healing to others by being transparent and real. What is my intention when I post content? That is so much more complicated to think about, and when I step back and realize that being a steward of this blog is such an important task, it is a little intimidating!
I realize this is a really tough issue that might be controversial. I am not pointing fingers and saying any of you out there are narcissistic by taking “selfie’s” or blogging in general. It is simply something I struggle with and ponder about as I recognize more of our world is turning to social media as an outlet of expression. I want to continue to question the ethics and responsiblilty I face as a representative of Christ and as a blogger. I hope I haven’t offended anyone!