Published on February 13th, 2017 | by Guy0
The Sky is Falling
If Facebook is your first and/or only news outlet in your life, then life is scary right now. The election; terrorism, cops shooting folks, folks shooting cops, Christians being killed in North Korea, and much more. During the height of the latest war, I stopped reading Facebook feeds because I was learning that I was losing too many friends.
Yes, there are uplifting posts on facebook but there is a whole lot of the Sky is Falling type of posts that tend to bring you down.
The funny thing is that we cannot seem to get enough. We go right back to it, don’t we! Sometimes we can’t even wait until we are done driving…it is that addictive.
What is the draw? Is it the bad news or is it the Pizza Bread recipe that your aunt posted?
Think about that….
Here is the problem.
If we allow the negative and the terrible to occupy our mind, the negative and the terrible begins to occupy our time. Then over time, it begins to change our personality, causing us to become negative, cynical, dour, and sometimes down right mean.
As Christians being negative or mean can cause our testimony, or how others see Christ through us to be…well…for lack of a better word…negative. It will turn people away from Jesus instead of towards him.
So if you find yourself being more negative than usual trying turning off the news. If you cannot live without Facebook then turn off some of those negative feeds…you know who they are. And do what the Bible tells us to do.
“Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9