By: Megan Becker
During the East Coast Delight Retreat, Jordan Brittley who was recently featured on the blog, asked me if I would make a devotional with her on camera. I was totally on board with the idea, and I am really excited to share it with you today! When I was creating the devotional, the Lord made it evident that I had to address a few things. I think it is safe to say that we get so caught up on how someone’s life is portrayed on social media, that we forget something so vitally important. Behind each face and picture you see, is a real, genuine, beautiful human being. Do humans have it all together? Of course not. We go through rough patches, we hurt and feel pain. We laugh and we cry and we are all in need of God’s grace. It is important to remember this when you are scrolling through your news feed and you wonder, “How could she be so perfect?” I am speaking to the “audience” right now. Now I want to address you personally now. If you feel pressured to keep a good and appealing identity, in order to look and feel like you have it all together, but you are really struggling and hurting…let that identity go. Dive into Christ. God declared, saved, and proclaimed that YOU are His and He is among you and He is with you. God loves the you, who you are, in this very moment. Don’t withhold anything from our God. Forget about the former things and the old things, because God is doing a new thing. He has extinguished and quenched every flaming dark from the enemy. He fights for you, and you need only to be still. This is taking a big step of faith, is it not? In Christ you are a new creation. Let go of the things you’re using to keep you “stable” and allow God to heal you and strengthen you. I am not even speaking about how you portray life on social media, but even more so on how you portray your life outside of social media. I want you to ask yourself a few questions.
What is holding me back from letting go?
What areas in my life do I struggle with comparison?
I want to encourage you to spend some time in the presence of God. Write down who He says you are. What are your gifts and what are your strengths? Allow yourself to see the beautiful truth of who are you in Christ. You were created for a reason and you have a wonderful purpose.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18