I often wonder, if Jesus had a Facebook...what would it look like?
Would He update it daily with His latest selfie and trending hashtags like #feeding5k or sporting His latest garment purchase? #newsandals Would He flaunt His disciples’ many accomplishments? #castingoutdemons
I don’t think so...
When we look to Jesus we see perfect HUMILITY displayed. Jesus never broadcasted His accomplishments, nor did He announce Himself when He entered a community —people gathered because His works preceded Him. His very entrance into this world was an act of humility.
Philippians 2:8 tells us that this King “humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even death on a cross.”
Jesus never flaunted who He was. He didn’t have to, His life spoke volumes.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it’s wrong to post pictures, selfies or share good things in our lives. I love social media just as much as the next person. My personal goal with social media is to use it to encourage, motivate, and inspire you and to share my redemption story. I absolutely think Jesus would have used social media, but...HOW he would use it?
What I think we, as Christians need to do, is check ourselves. Check ourselves before we post and ask, “Why am I doing this?” “Does this draw attention to God, or to myself?"
Listen, I’m talking to myself here too. I need to keep myself in check in the humility area, that's for sure!
But let’s be REAL. Jesus had every right to boast (He is the King of all kings, after all), BUT He didn’t.
He never sang His own praises. We should live as Jesus did, content to go UNNOTICED. When Christ is truly the center of our lives and we find our worth and identity in Him, no self-promotion is needed.
With prayer, we’re more easily able to catch ourselves when tempted to post our next good deed. All the good that is in our lives is from God. Praise His name 🙌🏻 and let’s all pray for more HUMILITY.
“Examine your motives to make sure you’re not showing off when you do your good deeds, only to be admired by others; otherwise, you will lose the reward of your heavenly Father. So when you give to the poor, don’t announce it and make a show of it just to be seen by people, like the hypocrites in the streets and in the marketplace. They’ve already received their reward! But when you demonstrate generosity, do it with pure motives and without drawing attention to yourself. Give secretly and your Father, who sees all you do, will reward you openly.”
Matthew 6:1-4 TPT