The Need to Be Seen
Many people will “go live” on social media and share the things they’re doing. Sometimes they are positive, uplifting things such as helping the community, worshipping, and other good things. The danger and the deception here is the subtle nature of pride (or as my good friend Melvin calls it, the look-at-me syndrome). Many times, social media is used to craft an image or perception of who you are—or at least that’s the conclusion people will come to. If you’re not careful, you can become more concerned about your social media persona (what people see) instead of who you are when the camera stops (what God sees). This is another trap of Satan: to focus on the you that everyone sees and not the you that really exists.