Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded
by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside
every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let
us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our
faith, who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross, despising the shame, and is
seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
God's grace comes alongside us to warn about the
"weights" and "sins" that threaten our endurance.
Our hope of enduring is Jesus. Things that wear us down and distract us from fixing our eyes on Him must be laid down. Social Media on its own isn't necessarily a weight or sin, but it can become those things if we do not keep Social Media in its rightful place.
: Think about Social Media's influence on you and/or your family at a heart level. Be willing to ask, “How is Social Media conforming me into the patterns of this world?" "How and why is social media feeding my anxiety, jealousy, or Action Step 1my need to self promote a better version of me?” "How is Social Media impacting the way I view others?" "Am I allowing my identity to be rooted in the approval of God because of Christ's finished work on the cross or my social media presence?" Talk about these things with wise people in your life.
: Plan 1-2 "Action Step 2tech free" evenings for your family or group of close friends. Enjoy a slow dinner together with ample time to talk. Have fun with some sample conversation starters that are linked below or enjoy a board game. Take time to read this week's Route 66 Bible Project assigned chapter together.
Action Step 3: Look through some of the following resources that can guide our approach to Social Media.