Do your opinions about current events scream louder than Christ’s Lordship over your opinions? If we truly recognize that Jesus is Lord, then it means He has the right to rule and reign over every area of our lives, including what we post on social media. While the world may say you have the right to post and tweet whatever you want, as an ambassador of the Kingdom of God, you need to post like you recognize there is only one government that is going to fix the world. The world needs God’s government, His Kingdom, His Rule. Jesus’ Lordship matters, even on FB, Instagram and Twitter.
Some might argue, “What does Jesus’ lordship in my life have to do with social media?” Well, it matters A LOT, especially if we wind up sacrificing potential ministry for politics. God wants to reach women through you and through me, which is why Jesus said, “go and make disciples of all nations.” But we can’t make disciples of all people, if our politics are so loud they can’t hear us or want nothing to do with us. What if a woman sees your study and is thinking of signing up until she visits your FB page and thinks that she won’t feel accepted because of what you’ve posted. What if God wanted to use you in her life, but now He has to use someone else because your opinions screamed louder than your faith?
We are in a contention culture, so we must make sure we don’t feed it and make sure that what we do on social media doesn’t get in the way of our ability to make disciples. We must seek the wisdom that comes from heaven, which “is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17). We may have some facts, but it doesn’t mean we have the truth. Truth is a Person, Jesus Christ, and truth is God’s point of view on any subject. His Word promises that “peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” Being a peacemaker requires that you be Christian first. Christian before white, Christian before black, Christian before Republican, Christian before Democrat. Christ’s lordship has to scream louder than all those other identities and labels.