I started writing this study because I wondered how my faith was being impacted by social media. I was less attentive in my study time. I was more insecure. I was comparing my life to the lives of others. I was talking less to God and interacting more with people I barely even knew online. The Bible clearly states that we can’t please God and people at the same time. In so many ways I was choosing people. I was giving them the keys to my heart and saying, “Give me worth. Give me truth. Give me a reason to keep going.” And it never filled me up.
This is the world we live in today. It’s one of distractions and followers. Don’t get me wrong: I love social media and I am thankful for the platforms that allow us to connect, work, and create good for the world. I believe God works through social media. Where I grow weary is when my need to be on my phone is stronger than my need to be in the bible. When I would rather grow a platform than a real, lasting relationship with God.
My biggest prayer for you? That you will experience the Bible as a living and breathing thing. I pray this study sets you up to dig deeper, get to the root of stuff you’ve been dealing with, ask