We all want to be trending. To be the hot topic. To be cool along with all those awesome acronyms that we like to be associated with. That’s why you probably clicked on this link. Because you want to know what you are doing wrong on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Why are you not getting the likes you deserve?
You wan’t to get likes on that picture you posted. I mean, it’s perfect! Admit it. Plus it’s #NoFilter. You keep checking your notifications to see what your friends will think about your update. You have read the update for the umpteenth time and you can’t believe how creative you are. It’s legendary! The little red icon on your browser is like a drug. You keep refreshing the page to see if new notifications will pop up. Oh the madness!
As a like and comments junkie myself, we are in the same boat. And I know what I’m doing wrong. I’m pretty sure if you are like me, you are also failing at this one thing. Well, today is your lucky day because we shall get to the bottom of this issue. You ready?
It’s pretty simple, what you and I are doing is looking for acceptance where we shouldn’t be. That’s it.
That’s the problem. Whether you shake your head in denial or close this window in disagreement, that is the fundamental problem. We all want to be loved, accepted and appreciated. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that because God made us that way. However, where we look for this love, appreciation and acceptance is what matters. That’s where the problem arises. Some look for it in drugs, others in sex and you and I are looking for it on social media. Lecrae summed it up quite beautifully when he stated, “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection”. I realise how deeply rooted this problem is in me because even as I write this, part of me really hopes that this article will trend. #smh
This is probably not the answer that you were looking for. I didn’t give you a five step technique that will ensure you go viral… or at least bacterial. Sorry. But what you need is to find acceptance in God, for his acceptance is what truly satisfies. The number of likes and faves that you want will never ever satisfy you. You will always want more. Here is a song by V Rose that can help you as it is helping me drum in the truth that we need.
1 John 2:17 (NIV)
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”