Mark Zukerberg recently revealed a new milestone for the Facebook Corp. that for the first time ever, one billion people (1 in 7 people on the planet) used Facebook in a single day. That is a staggering amount of users.
But let’s face it, sometimes Facebook can be boring.
Some other times it does a good job of capturing your attention from crazy facts or photos to fun videos. Often times however, when I scroll through my Facebook newsfeed, I get intrigued by a particular type of post I come across often. The one that always arouses my curiosity is the kind that tells you to:
“Type a comment and share if you want to receive a blessing.”
These posts normally have high amounts of LIKES and SHARES. So I usually ask myself: Does this post attract so much interactions because it is very engaging or is it the promise of a blessing that motivates the engagements?” Most times I think the obvious answer is the latter.
As Christians there is a temptation for our actions to be motivated by the hope of a #Blessing.
Sometimes we do things because we fear that if we don’t do it, the blessing we are expecting will not come. Do I have a witness?
This begs the question: “Is the Blessed seeking for a Blessings?”
We tend to lose sight of the fact that we have been GIVEN all we need for life and godliness not because of our actions, but because of our knowledge of what Jesus did for us. By grace you have been blessed (saved).
One scripture that has helped me tremendously in my relationship with God in this regard, and is still helping me is Romans 8:15. It says that we did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear but we received the Spirit of adoption as sons by whom we cry Father.
A major difference between a Slave and a Son is that the slave acts based on fear but the son acts based on responsibility. That singular thought is liberating.
AS A SON, MY ACTIONS SHOULD NOT BE MOTIVATED BY A PROMISE OF A BLESSING.
It should simply be because I’m responsible. Sons don’t seek for His blessings by the things they do, they do them because they are responsible. No fears; No pressure.
So when I come across such posts on my newsfeed asking me to do something for a blessing, I usually disregard it. But when I come across a post that interests me, would be a timely word of encouragement to someone else, or promotes the Kingdom of God (my family), as a responsible son I like and/or share. No fears, I’m a BLESSED son.
You are too, if you believe in Jesus.
[tweetthis remove_hidden_hashtags=”true” remove_hidden_urls=”true”]As a son of God, your actions should not be motivated by a promise of a blessing, nor fear. [/tweetthis]