Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Why am I doing this?

"One of the great uses of twitter and facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time." John Piper

A friend of mine put this quote as her very last status on facebook. She felt convicted to close her account after she read this. I have been haunted by it ever since I read it.

We joke about facebook addiction. But is it something to joke about? Are there eternal consequences to the amount of time we spend on it? These questions have been bothering me. I don't want to get to the end of my life and wonder what I could have done with all that time.

I don't think it is a call for Christians to give up twitter and facebook. There is value in being connected. These are tools that can be used for God's glory and to share Him with the world.

I guess the question for me is, is this what I am doing? Or am I wasting my time. Am I honest about who I am when I carefully word those statuses? Do I hide myself and my imperfections or do I let others see who I really am?

Do people see that I am not perfect, not together, not who I want to be?
And do they see that I am perfectly forgiven, loved, and a beautiful work in progress?

I am not saying I am giving up facebook... yet. But I am evaluating myself. Examining my motives. My honesty. My use of time. My prayer life. My authenticity. So many things.

Because if it is not bringing glory to God, then why am I doing it?