21/100 #SoWillI #Inspired
Once in a while I inbox social media bullies, just to hear their side of the story. I mean how can someone comment on someone’s post with so much cruelty and unkindness. To make matters worse, this is a stranger you are attacking, they probably do not know you. I have noticed that in today’s world, the meat of the post is in the comments section; everyone wants their comment to stand out and get more likes. In the process chances of being unkind are very high. A good percentage of those I have inboxed to find out why they would choose to body shame me on a very positive post, their answer has been ‘I dint think it mattered.’ or ‘I did not know you will be affected’ Newsflash. It does. Bad comments bring down the strongest of people.
In many cases, born again Christians strive to please God wherever they are and in all they do until they get to the comments sections. That is when they put away their kindness and participate in the cruelty competition. Or for some, just react to the negative comments with laughter emojis. Yet, someone is being bullied. What happened to being full time Christians. What happened to our light shinning before men? What happened to being the salt of the earth and the light of the world? Well, is it really true that our comments and reactions on social media don’t matter? Are they just mere comments?
Colossians 3:17 says “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” This is a portion of scripture that restores sanity in me every time I feel like forwarding that vulgar meme, that funny but abusive comment. When I feel like it wont really matter. At such a time as this, God has placed us on those digital platforms and social media avenues for His glory. We cannot be praying on Sunday, posting Bible verses on Tuesday and talking ill of our leaders on Wednesday. We need to remember that we are ambassadors, we ought to represent Christ in all we do. Our actions should be Christlike.
So, friends, it matters! what you post matters! What you say matters! Your comment matters! Your actions matter! Your tiktok could be the closet someone gets to knowing Christ. Your comment could be the closest someone gets to kindness and care. We are commanded in Acts 1:8 to go and be witnesses in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. If that great commission matters to you, then you will know that your comment matters too.
May God help us all.