Facebook recently announced that they hit the two billion users mark. It seems like almost everyone you know is on this social media platform. But are their profiles depicting reality?
As you browse through your friends’ profiles, you will see happy individuals and families. They all appear to be having the time of their life. Filled with wonderful vacations and fun-loving people!
Keep in mind, everyone’s life looks better on the internet than it does in real life. This is because the internet allows people to pick and choose what people see.
People share cute or funny pictures of their kids – not the screaming fit they had just a few minutes before the picture was taken.
They share the perfectly cooked meal – not the messy kitchen in the background.
They share their wonderful vacation– without telling us how long they had save for that trip or the debt they incurred because they didn’t save at all.
So the next time you’re scrolling through Facebook, getting depressed because your life isn’t like the others you see online- remember that isn’t reality. All of those pictures don’t represent their entire lives, only the happy moments.
The Bible clearly says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. We all have imperfections, short-comings and sins. Don’t allow the fact that you don’t see the imperfections of others make you feel like you are the only one that doesn’t have a picture perfect life.
While none of us are perfect, God’s grace and mercy is extended to us. He uses our weakness for His glory. “…My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness…” 2 Corinthians 12: 9
He promises that if we seek Him, He will continue to work in us. And that is enough. It’s enough for you and enough for me.
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