Do you remember the song you may have learned really early on in your school years, or maybe at home ‘O be careful little eyes what you see’ ? There’s a a verse which also says ‘O be careful little mouth what you say’. It’s a cute rhymed ditty that drives home that we have to be careful with what we do, we have a Father who loves us looking at all we do. That also goes for what we type on our social media platforms.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and the rest all allow you to instantly reply to something you see, something you hear and something you read. It allows us to share any aspect of our lives instantaneously. We live in a world where the quicker the better and the world tells us to say what we think. In this world there is no time for pause, no time for reflection, no time to think!
God wants us to be slow to tweet. God wants us to be slow to post. God wants us to be slow to comment. James 1:19
God wants us to measure our words. Contemplate them and just say less. Proverbs 10:19
Consider what you type, what you post, what you tweet. If you really want to say something, pause and reflect. Say the words you type aloud. If you do type something that later just makes you feel ‘meh’, delete it.
James 3: 5 & 6
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell