Always remember who you are through the eyes of God. Stand on God’s promises and uplift yourself with affirmations. Pick and choose your battles. You do not have to argue with strangers.
One thing I have learned about life is that it is vitally important to pick and choose your battles. It is not wise nor mentally healthy to make everything into a debate or argument. I can honestly say that many people in life struggle with feeling the need to always voice their opinion. Being on social media can be very triggering because of the different view points that people have about politics, relationships, religion, racism and worldviews. It can be very conflicting at times because of how passionate we are about these sensitive topics. I can honestly say that it is very rare that healthy, positive and respectful debates take place on social media especially on Twitter or in the Instagram comments.
People can be very brutal and bullying often occurs on social media when someone disagrees with your opinion. I have seen cases where people get doxed and their address is leaked all over social media, phone number is released to the public and phone calls are made to their job. It is very sad of the extreme measures people have gone to in order to damage a persons life. I have also saw cases where people will make burner accounts (anonymous accounts) and spew hatred towards others. Some people can handle the negativity that comes with social media but there are those that internalize all of the hateful comments. If you allow it to get to you too much then your whole day will be ruined and instead of focusing on how good God is and counting your blessings you will find yourself fighting back and forth in your mind about the argument you had hours ago.
My best advice is to always remember who you are through the eyes of God. Stand on God’s promises and uplift yourself with affirmations. Also, remember to pick and choose your battles. You do not have to argue with strangers. Instead call up a trusted friend or family member and ask them if they have the emotional mental space to hear you out on the topic that might have triggered you. If you have no one to talk to about it then reach out to God. Begin praying and have conversations with the Holy Spirit! Lol God always listens!!! But if you feel the need to truly comment then just be ready for the negativity.
Truth be told, the conversation on social media can go great, but just always ask yourself if what you are going to comment is worth it. Every time I log on social media I remind myself of the purpose of why I am online, and what topic am I willing to have conversations about. Anything outside of your purpose should be blocked out. NOT because those aren’t important topics, but only because trying to have conversation about EVERYTHING can be very draining.
Always remember if you need to take a break, or fall back from everyone then do it. Be honest with yourself and stay true to who you are on and offline.
Mark 12 30-31
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
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