I want to tweet less bible verses. I don’t know how I’m going to pull this off but God will help me. You wonder why?
It’s because too many of us believe that tweeting sermons in 140 characters, and cute bible verses and “christianese” means we are spreading the gospel on social media. In reality, what we are doing is sounding “religious” and alienating the very people we claim we want to reach out to.
I took out some time to check out Christians on social media, and the bunch of us “bible thumping, shove-it-in-your-face” believers only engage with ourselves. We retweet each others’ “spiritual” quotes and comment on how “deep” and “profound” we are in spiritual matters. And of course, it makes us feel good doesn’t it? It appeals to our flesh to be so admired by fellow Christians that we have deceived ourselves into thinking that we are actually making impact. meanwhile, all we are doing is preaching to the choir.
We have gradually left out the everyday regular people we are supposed to engage with, make friends, get to know and impact with the gospel. soul winning on social media is not by shoving bible verses down people’s throats. It’s a gradual process through relationships built in love and in the desire to really help and understand the other person.
God has not called me to tweet scriptures and preach to Christians. God has called me to the young people on social media, particularly those in the entertainment industry. and the way to reach them is not by making them feel they are not “holy” enough to talk to me. So don’t be surprised if you see me relating more with people and meeting them exactly where they are. Like Apostle Paul;
1 Corinthians 9:19 – 23 (MSG)
Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!