My Greater video has been growing at a rate that I’m not quite used to. It’s been great to read all the comments, and I can only thank God for the progress it’s made. Now, it has got me thinking about numbers and followers and all the things of social media.
I have received some new subscribers because of the video, but what does it even mean to subscribe to someone?
When you follow anyone on social media, it usually shows their posts in a feed. A new video- it’s there. A mindless tweet- it’s there. A picture of clouds- it’s there. All of these things show up, so you can keep up to date with some of your favorite people. It could be a star celeb, a painter, your best friend, or even some guy who does sign language. You choose to follow these people, but you aren’t forced to do anything about it.
Following God is not like following someone online.
You can like and share my posts, or you can ignore and dislike them. You can see my posts, but it does not mean you have to read them. When you follow God, you can’t just pick and choose what you want to pay attention to. Even the toughest of posts require you to like and share them in your own life. Jesus did not call us to be selective disciples.
Love my neighbor? Blocked.
Plans to prosper? Retweet.
We filter the Bible to our own benefit instead of to our own salvation. A true faithfulness to God requires us to be completely, whole-heartedly devoted to Christ. Our salvation to Christ not only saves us, but it also sets us apart because we will be willing to obey even the hardest of tasks.
We sign up to all of Christ’s accounts, and we make sure to favorite and share all of them. They will be tough, but serving Christ is not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to be worth it.
You can follow me online, and that could mean nothing to you, but do not treat Christ the same. When you follow God, make sure you made your account with Him for a reason. Love Him. Share Him.