Are you living your life for God or are you living to impress others?

At the beginning of this year, I decided to take a break from Instagram so that I could focus on what was important and filter out what was not?

Instagram has not been beneficial to me as of late and I do not even think I’ve been using it wisely if I’m honest.

I thought to myself. Would I still be happy and proud of myself if no one knew what I was doing?

Also, I had to reflect on where am I in my relationship with God? This is something I’m still actively working on improving.

I believe it’s important to do this from time to time as it really is liberating.

You can learn a lot by observing other people. One of my cousins has recently had a baby and has just moved into her first home with her husband and she’s not even 30 years old yet.

Beautiful, right? I think many of us would say that she is living the dream. However, what amazes me most about her and her husband is that neither of them feel the need to share these highlights of their lives on social media.

It is surprising because majority of people (including myself) would feel the need to post these achievements all over the internet. However they chose to only share these details with close family and friends and there is something very admirable about that.

There is something very secure about people who choose to live private happy lives. It is one thing If you are unhappy and choose not to share but it is another thing when things are going great and you choose not to share.

Love does not boast.

Many people in their position, have used their relationship, lifestyle and family as a way to gain influence and make money.

But is it ever really enough?

Don’t they always just want more?

Are they truly content?

There’s also the fact that by putting your life out there, you may be tempted to compare your life with others and other’s may be intimidated by your success. I’m not advising anyone not to shine, I’m simply just asking you to think about the consequences of your actions and ask yourself what are your true intentions behind what you do? If it’s working then by all means continue.. but if it is not working maybe it’s time for a break?

In this day and age we are accustomed to overshare for likes, praise etc… It’s like we think that social approval makes what we have achieved even greater.

There are a few truly humble people in this world, so it’s refreshing to have people like this who are so close to me.

It makes me wonder when I achieve certain things- how will K behave? Will I praise God privately or publicly?

I believe it’s good to encourage and motivate others (I stand by that!) but is it genuine? How genuine can you be on social media anyway?

“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:2‬ ‭NIV‬

There are things that I want but maybe I do not have them because my motives are wrong?

True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.

Proverbs 22:4

These are just my thoughts but I’m praying that God will make me truly humble and I’m hoping the person reading this is able to find wisdom and also take an inventory of their life.

-Shalom

Ebz x

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