I think this post is a little deep. Uh oh. But it's just something that I feel led to say.
So of course I watched the Bachelorette last night. (team JP) That's not what this post is about though. Major sigh of relief across blog land, right? I stayed off Twitter and Facebook until I was finished watching so that I wouldn't find out who won.
When I finally returned to my social media addiction, there were SO many tweets/status updates about the bachelorette. And y'all...almost all of them were negative. There were some about "this couple will never make it" and some saying "she is the worst bachelorette ever." There were tons about "the crazy mean sister" and several about "can't wait to see how long it takes this love to fail." It basically hurt my heart. Even as I type this, I know that it kinda sounds SO cheesy of me, but I just really felt like the devil was alive and working through social media.
I think that the way we act on our blogs, Facebook, email, Twitter, etc reflect the kinds of people that we are in real life. And not that we aren't all entitled to our opinions, but when did everyone become so negative, so judgmental, so jaded? That's what I really felt last night...this negative energy just pervading everything.
Now I know that by this point, 75% of y'all think that I'm nuts, but refraining from gossiping and judging others has really been on my heart lately. It's something that the Lord has convicted me of and mercifully is trying to redeem me from. And it's insanely hard. Human nature is to want to gossip and share stories. But so many times the information that we share is hurtful and negative.
And let's face it, we are pretty two faced. It's okay if we talk about someone, but they better not talk about us. Or is that just me? (I really hope it's not just me!)
Maybe I wear my rose colored glasses a little too much. But I think I'll keep them. : )
So there. From the depths of my soul to the public pages of this blog.
Lord, save me from my sinful ways.
PS: This post is not about any one person in particular! Promise!