This past Sunday I talked about there needing to be undeniable evidence in our lives that we are followers of Jesus Christ. That includes every area of our lives…what we say, how we act, the things we do…and the things we write. I love following people on Twitter or seeing their updates on Facebook…I love posting to those social media networks as well. However, I’ve recently begun to have concerns at some of the things I’m seeing and experiencing. I see quite a few folks that I know attend church…lead a church…or claim to be followers of Christ…but never see anything posted on their Facebook or Twitter accounts that indicate it. I see updates about their day at work, their favorite cause, pimping some product, retweeting a chance to win a new iPad or the random comments about a television show. Rarely…or never…do they post about their relationship with Christ. I sit there thinking, “Where’s your point?”
As followers of Christ our calling…our command…is to point people to Jesus. Social media is dangerous in the fact that it is easy to constantly point people to us. Don’t get me wrong I like to find out about the person…but Twitter and Facebook is like having our own little voice in a very large listening world…what are you telling them? Where are you pointing people? Where’s your point when people know that you are against a political candidate but not for Jesus? Where’s your point when they know every detail about LOST but no details about your relationship with God? Where’s you point when you are pumping some cause or idea…but never pump the cause of Christ? It begs the question that my good friend Perry is always asking, “Are you trying to be discovered (by man) or developed (by God)? Are you trying to feed your ego….get people to laugh…make a name for yourself…meet someone of the opposite sex…or establish a place at the “cool kids’ table”…or are you trying to point people to the life-saving message of Christ? Look at what you’ve posted to Twitter or Facebook over the past week…where’s you point…you or Jesus?