I don’t like to write long posts anymore because people have a lot of things going on. So, I’ll keep this short and to the point. 🙂
This generation has been given a unique gift and wonderful opportunity to have a platform where we are able to communicate to the world in an instant.
Many years ago, missionaries were sent to the four corners of the world in order to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. When I was young, I thought about how hard it was for missionaries to have to pack up their families to go to the mission fields where they believed were God-led. This was really the best way to witness to the world.
While there is still missionary work being done today, there are mission trips available. Instead of moving families across the world for months, and sometimes years, people can now go with other groups for shorter periods of time.
Years later, we now have the internet and with the internet comes the technology of websites, Facebook, and Twitter as a means to communicate with people around the world in the blink of an eye, which makes it effortless by clicking “send”: our message is delivered.
However, as with most technology, along with the good comes the bad. The internet is being used to 1) exploit children, 2) people who inundate the web to entice hopeless women to get abortions, 3) people who spread satanism and pornogrophy, and, 4) those who are pansters who spread political fake news, lies, and propaganda, and the list goes on.
But on a bright note, the internet is also being used for good. Many Christians are able to spread the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world in a split second. The Bible says that Jesus won’t return until every ear has been presented with the good news of the gospel, so with the internet, this is not as daunting a task as it once was when we sent out missionaries.
Therefore, wouldn’t it be great if we could use the internet as a tool to spread so much good that we could eventually choke out the bad? (I know, hopeful thinking) But for those of you who may be wondering what to do with your life, it wouldn’t take a lot of time to write a quick post–maybe a minute. Even if it’s once a week that would only add up to 52 minutes a year!
It would not only be good for others, wouldn’t it also be good for you? Giving you a sense of self-satisfaction in knowing that you’re encouraging others in order to make a difference in the world one small step (minute) at a time?
There is a huge mission field beond us, and we can use the internet as a tool to spread the good news.
Maybe this is the day to try something new. Give it a shot! You’ve got nothing to lose.