What's the News?
You go on social media and you'll hear so many false news articles. You go onto local news reports and you'll hear the most devastating news. It is important to know what is happening in the world, and we are blessed to live in an era where we can hear about a major event the SECOND it is happening. We have the power at our fingertips to see everything.
What is unfortunate though about this power, is that not all the stories are shared. Just stories that will get the most clicks online, or the highest viewers watching.
It can be disheartening. Scary. Confusing.
Especially in these times where a majority of our stability feels up in the air. People are so quick to hurting others with trolling feeds. Type out words that they would NEVER speak to your face. Attack others without hearing their side.
We have the ability to have such power at our fingertips.
Sometimes it is good to take a second and detox from social media searches. Political events. Taking a moment and stepping back. Setting our phones down when having conversation with other people. Setting our phones down when at a concert to enjoy the moments. Much of our younger generation has lost the ability to have appropriate social interactions especially when dealing with conflict. Now they just post a status calling out the other person without having to speak to them directly.
News is important. News is powerful.
But news on social media can become toxic.
Take time to step away from the online articles, and screen times. See what's happening yes, but dwelling on it the whole day, no.
If you notice yourself and your moods effected by social media outlets or local news cast shows, then take a moment to decide a limit of how much you catch up on in a day. The rest of the time?
Enjoy the world around you.
In the midst of negatives in this world, there are so many good things happening that just have not been reported yet. Go be your own reporter.
Share the Good news around you.
Be a light in the darkness.
1 Corinthians 15:1
15 Now, brothers and sisters, I want you to remember the Good News I told you. You received that Good News message, and you continue to base your life on it.