I have a love hate relationship with social media. On one hand I love it because it connects you to amazing, inspirational people, it allows you access to information, and business opportunities , and on the other hand it's messy, shallow, and superficial.
Lately I've been seeing a lot of people talk about "Doing it for the culture". I sat and thought about what "doing it for the culture" actually means? Does it mean selling a lifestyle filled with partying, drinking Hennessy, traveling the world, becoming an entrepreneur , promoting hot new music, or the latest fashion trend?
I decided to take a closer look at those claiming they're "Pushing the culture forward". I was able to see some of the things I just mentioned. I understand We live in a world filled with talented individuals who possess many gifts. I'm often pleased when others have the courage to follow what God has placed in their hearts to do; and share those gifts with the world.
One mistake we make is buying into the world systems of how we should share those gifts He has blessed us with. It reminds me of a scripture:
Romans 12:2 " And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."
Once you accept Christ into your life, you become "A new creature" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Meaning that you put away your old way of living, and you submit your life under the authority of Jesus Christ. With that said; God has blessed us with gifts for the purpose of giving God the glory to push The Kingdom forward.
Therefore, it is Gods will for us to submit our lives , and our gifts to Him fully which promotes and uplift the name of The Lord.
Living in this dark world full of sin, and uncleanliness as Christians we must guard our hearts, and our minds not to give place to the devil. If we have others saying they're "Doing it for the culture" please take a real good look at what lifestyle they are pushing forward? Are they pushing forward the kingdom of God, or are they pushing forward the darkness, and sin of the world?
Know that you are God's beloved, an ambassador for Christ, A light within this dark world. Your purpose is found in Jesus Christ. We are called to do the will of our Father. We are placed in many regions around the world to push the kingdom of God forward.
I'm not judging, or condemning anyone. I'm reminding you of who you are in Christ. I'm reminding you of Gods will for your life. God is our exceedingly and great reward.
So the next time you hear someone "Doing it for the culture" Take a deeper look into what, or who they're pushing forward.
Know that it is our purpose and Gods plan for us to "Do it for the kingdom".
I leave you with this….
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9