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Facebook 101…The real reason to use facebook

There are so many reasons to use Facebook. Too many to list in this blog post. But, what I hope to convey is what I think, the only real reason to use it.

And yes, I understand I’m going out on a limb a bit.

I’ve been working on a series of posts about Facebook for a few months now and I’m ready to start putting them up. So, here’s my first go at it.

Here’s what I know about Facebook…

It can either greatly improve your life or it can bring a world of negativity into your life.

The great thing is…you get to choose.

It can either encourage you or suck your time away from you.

The great thing is…you get to choose. 

It can either be used a tool to communicate with friends and family or it can be used to spread negativity.

Again, the great thing is…you get to choose. 

This is how powerful this simple online website is! It has the potential to bring life to people. To get them connected. To get them engaged. But, way too often it does the exact opposite. People get more frustrated, they become more envious and jealous and the negativity just fills their mind.

In fact, I would be rich if I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say ‘I’m so tired of the drama on Facebook’.

Ok, so what’s the real reason to use Facebook? Instead of listing a ridiculously long list, I’m just gonna cut to the chase and post what I believe is the only real reason to use Facebook. Here we go:

To bring life to others. 

Yup, I really believe it’s not about you. Its not about me. It’s about bringing hope. Bringing joy. Bringing new ideas. Bringing new connections. Bringing new relationships and encouragement for old ones.

It’s all about…bringing life to others.

Enough with the hate. Enough with the negativity. Enough with the late night woe is me posts. Enough with hiding behind it. Enough with the name calling. Enough with the ‘my life is better than yours’. Enough.

Enough. Please. 

Please just use it to bring life.

Don’t know how? Well, that’s tomorrow’s post.

One Reason I’ve almost given up Facebook

Here’s the deal, I really like Facebook.

I do.

I actually like it a lot.

I see so many great things about Facebook and I use it quite a bit. It is a POWERFUL tool for ministry and prayer.

But…

And, it’s a BIG BUT…

There is really one reason that stands out that I have almost given up on Facebook. Really, I’ve come close. I’ve actually thought about deleting the whole thing because of this reason.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot I don’t appreciate about it…but, its not enough to almost wipe it out of my life.

The One Reason

So, here is the ONE and only reason I’ve almost given up on it…

All the negativity! 

Seriously, some days I just can’t stand it! Most days I just post stuff because I’m afraid of coming across a water fall of negativity.

Now, I don’t know all of my Facebook friends personally. But, I would say about 60% of them are Jesus followers and still…waves and waves of negativity! 

Complaining about the snow, the cold, the ice, the President, their church, school, neighbors, dinner, motherhood, their kids, their spouse and don’t get me started on sports.

I love sports…but I can’t deal with all the negativity people have towards coaches. Hoy CRAP!

So, how about this. Instead of being stinking negative, we infuse some positivity.

What do you think?

Just start with a little.

Is your life that tough?

Does life suck that bad?

I mean, come on! If you know Jesus and He has paved a path for you to spend in eternity in heaven, stop the whining and moaning!

Be positive.

Represent Jesus.

Encourage.

Just a thought.