ch. 30 – online influence

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“I open up my hands to You and say it’s Yours. My words, my thoughts, any sphere of influence I have online- do with it what You will. Speak clearly and help me to listen intently to what it is you want me to do…”

– excerpt from the {online influence} prayer written by Jess Connolly in 31 Days of Prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer

It’s interesting to see how much social media has changed our world over the last 10 years. Now days, it’s not rare to meet and converse with someone online and become great friends, and yet, you’ve never met them. To our parents generation, this may have seemed absurd, but today, it’s a social norm.

If you think about it, a huge portion of our day is spent online browsing social media and reading blogs. So with this much time invested in the internet, we have to ask ourselves, what kind of influence are we being to others? And what influences are we allowing to speak into our lives and shape who we are? Both are important to consider.

May we always use our influence to love, serve and lift up others. To be authentic and to never get sucked in to “being popular” or building our own name, but rather, use our social platforms to build God’s Kingdom and love His people. In a real way.

He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30

Are you using your online influence to love and serve others? Or are you caught in the trap of being popular?


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