Share How Grateful You Are

Guys, I just got so inspired by this video:

 

The video has so much great information , definitely worth watching the whole thing but the part about sharing how grateful you are, instead of how great you are, really resonated with me. But I’m going to put a slightly different twist on it.

You see, I haven’t posted anything social media for some time because I am turned off when people use it to brag and I wouldn’t want to be that way toward someone else. But, not sharing doesn’t do any good either. Sharing the ways God has blessed me definitely make me a more secure and confident person but they can also glorify God. I repeat: sharing the talents and knowledge I have in a humble manner is not bragging, it’s glorifying God.  

 

What is bragging anyway?

brag·ging
ˈbraɡiNG/
noun

 

And here is the defininition of gratitude and humility:

 

grat·i·tude
ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/
noun
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
hu·mil·i·ty
(h)yo͞oˈmilədē/
noun
  1. a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness.

 

So if I am bragging, I’m saying “look at me, I’m so great” but if I am grateful I am saying “look at how great God is despite all of my weaknesses, failures and faults.”

 

So not only can I glorify God by sharing and celebrating the goodness in my life, I can also nurture relationships and make those I love, but don’t see very often, feel included in my life. That’s how and why I plan to “show up” more in the social media world. After all, how can your friends and family be happy for you and cheer you on if they don’t know about the happy things in your life?

 

How about you? Are you tired of the way you see social media being used? How do you seek to “be the change”? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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