I was looking at my Facebook page, Reflection of Glory, and I noticed the big discrepancy in the number of “Likes” a post receives and the number of people “Reached.” One post only received 3 likes…but the number of people reached-the number of people that saw the post was 1,209!!
My goal for posting is to first glorify God! But, I also want to reach as many people as I can to encourage, equip, and challenge them as we journey together. And I pray that is the goal of our lives apart from social media as well — to first glorify God and next to reach as many people as we can for Him!
We may not receive praise and feedback from the people that we come into contact with…but that is not why we reach out to people. I would say to you that you influence far more people than you realize on a day-to-day basis. I don’t believe that we will really ever know how many people we have “reached” while we are still on this earth. But, I do believe that we will come to that awareness once we reach our heavenly destination.
Lord, help us to reach out to those that we come into contact with – whether it’s through social media; church; our jobs; places of business, or someone we happen to connect with on the street. May we not do it for recognition or for our own self-glorification…but, for YOU, Lord! May YOU receive all the glory; all the praise; and all the “Likes!” In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!!