In the midst of this crisis, bad news, and being locked up at home; you may be wondering how to find my mission or purpose from where I am?.
Today, I want to invite you to use your social networks for a powerful purpose: to share Jesus.
I don’t know if you’ve seen all the Netflix movies, the ten seasons of Friends, and the ten thousand Korean dramas they recommended to you; to simply find yourself at the same point, being bored.
I also don’t know if, on the contrary, you’ve seen all the sermons that YouTube suggested to you.
If you are participating in the ten thousand prayer groups created through Zoom, and attending all the churches that are presenting their sermons on Facebook, and yet you feel like something is missing from you.
Today, I don’t want to talk to you about how you’ve spent your time in this quarantine, or make assumptions about what will happen after the crisis.
I just want to share some verses and ideas that inspire you to take a step of faith.
To inspire you to use your social media and time to help others; to find joy in service.
To get out of the boredom and maybe the stagnation in which you find yourself.
These two verses contain two essential questions that you can actively reflect on, take pen and paper, and answer:
Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?”
“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
I don’t know what you wrote in your paper; but, did you know that today, two thousand years later, people still wonder who Jesus is?
Who do I say he is?.
The funny thing is that as simple as these questions seem, there are millions of people who today argue about this topic, and the answer radically changes their worldview and way of life.
Maybe you say, I’ve grown up all my life being a Christian I know who Jesus is or, on the contrary, I’m not interested in religion, let alone that man, but let me tell you that it’s a fundamental question.
Because in the last two thousand years empires have fallen, a new continent has been discovered, science has advanced as never before.
The information is available to virtually everyone, and yet these questions remain.
The 5 most influential religions in the world today (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism) talk about Jesus and who he is for them.
Know Jesus more closely
My first tip to share about Jesus on your social networks is that you know him more closely in order to talk about that Jesus you yourself know.
So don’t be left behind, write, read (from a good source) and take advantage of this time to answer yourself who he is.
I leave you a text to inspire you:
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
I know this study is going to take time, but here comes the next invitation, share with others what you’re learning, don’t make this process merely introspective.
When you focus on yourself, on what you want, what you like, and it’s all about you; you get bored.
There is pleasure in serving, in sharing, in helping others, especially in knowing Jesus, and that is where our lives acquire meaning.
Joy comes in serving and in praise, that is part of happiness in Christ.
Now you’ll say good, and where do I start?
A good place to start is through your social networks.
Find your favorite social network and share the Jesus you know
That’s my second piece of advice to share from Jesus on your networks.
Maybe you’re a fan of social media or YouTube, but you’re not one of those who would get on a bus to preach or hand out books door-to-door.
Maybe, on the contrary, you’re outgoing and miss being on the streets watching and listening to people.
Well, no matter your personality, this is your time act.
Find the tool on the internet that you like the most and share about Jesus.
If you think, it’s not a good time, or that’s not my talent, or a number of other excuses; I invite you to listen to the apostle Paul’s counsel to Timothy:
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.
Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
2 Timothy 4:2-5
Maybe you feel like it’s out of time, or that you’ve shared so many unimportant things that your social media isn’t exactly the best testimony; but remember, it’s never too late.
Start using your networks purposefully today, share a simple verse, a few words of affirmation, a picture, a song, etc.
So you can bring hope to another who needs Jesus and find joy in it, in knowing Jesus and sharing him with others.
Don’t worry about likes or comments.
Leave that to God, just pray and start your ministry, use your talents, and don’t wait any longer, let yourself be guided by God and you will know his purpose.
What do you think? If you dare to be a digital missionary and share Jesus through your social networks, tell us about your experience.