Enjoying the Journey
Some time ago a friend said to me, “Do you ever have a bad day?” I laughed. Of course, we all have bad days. When I inquired as to why he would ask such a question he said that my social media posts always seemed to be very positive.
He was right. I have purposefully not announced struggles and stresses on social media. In fact, I promised God that I would not use it for that reason.
Too often social media is used as an outlet for the flesh. It is a convenient way to “vent” and complain. Perhaps we do so because it fosters pity. The flesh likes pity.
Words matter…even words on social media. “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” (Proverbs 18:21).
Social media can be used for many good purposes. It is a tool that can be used to evangelize and to encourage. Here is how NOT to use social media: avoid giving the world, the flesh, and the devil the victory. Major on the Lord. Point others to Him.
When you are having a hard day, remember these truths:
- God gives more good days than bad. In reality, every day we are not in hell is a good day.
- We must see the good even in evil days. God is good. All the time. One of Satan’s primary objectives is to get us to question the goodness of God. Refuse to allow yourself to become a mouthpiece for the enemies message!
- Believers should speak more about God’s goodness than their bad circumstances. “Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day” (Psalm 71:8).
- When we have a complaint we should take it to God. That is what the Psalmist often did! “I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble” (Psalm 142:2). Turn your complaint into prayer. The Lord is the only one who can do anything about your situation.
From time to time I may post a prayer request or need. I only want to do that if I believe it will glorify God and edify others. Yes, we all have bad days. No, everybody doesn’t need to hear about it.
The one thing everyone needs to hear every day is this – God is good.