Everywhere we look, social media is filled with #drama.
I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love that I can keep up with friends who live far away through Facebook. I love that I can see daily scripture on my Instagram feed. I hate that I see passive aggressive posts on Facebook statuses. I hate that I see drama unfolding on Instagram pictures.
Girls: this is a call to sisterhood.
A call to cut out the unnecessary drama.
A call to show grace.
A call to love.
A call to hold one another accountable in private, not in the public realm of the internet.
“If your sister sins, go out and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over” Matthew 18:15. (Notice how Jesus isn’t telling us to blast them publicly online?)
Seeing sisters in Christ throw punches makes me sick. It makes me even more sick when I see this happen through Facebook and Instagram. Why are we doing this? Why are we causing tension between our sisters?
Paul instructs the church in Thessalonica to “encourage one another and build on another up…” 1 Thessalonians 5:11. That goes for the modern day church as well! We are called to encourage each other. We are called to bear one another burdens in Galatians 6:2. We are not called to tear each other down!
I know what you’re thinking “but I can’t forgive her!” Hear me when I say this, yes you can. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32.
It is commanded in Scripture that we forgive and fellowship with other believers. This is a call to sisterhood to join together with your fellow sisters in Christ.
Written by: Brittany