The Reality Behind The Screen

Social media really stinks sometimes. Our pictures that we post can make people believe that everything is perfect (aka we’re living our best life), which is kind of what we want them to do. We don’t want others knowing the pain we are going through. We want to hide it all underneath and pretend that everything is fine.

My Instagram could show you a lot of things. It shows you that I’ve been on a few trips in the past few months, been with friends and family, and have an obsession with photography (LOL). But it doesn’t show you everything. It doesn’t show you the stressful, late nights spent cramming for tests. It doesn’t show you how tired I am, and how I want to just sleep all day. It doesn’t show you how insecure I am about certain things. It doesn’t show you the times I have cried over being hurt. It doesn’t show you everything.

But one thing, I do really love about social media is that it gives you the chance to be vulnerable and to be real. It allows you to relate with others on so many different topics, whether that’s dogs, coffee, or Jesus. It’s a way to connect and love on others all over the world. It’s a chance to spread God’s word and love globally.

So I want to challenge you (and myself) to be real, whether that’s on a phone, behind a computer screen, or just in your daily life. Show the love of Jesus to others and meet them where they are. It’s a little thing that makes a big difference.

Love always,

Claire

 

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