- Twenty years ago….
It was 1998, the world was both optimistic and anxious: We were entering a new era. The era of modern digital technology.
Computers were getting faster, the internet was new and young, inciting new methods of communication, technology, business and information. However, there was a problem: Y2K. Older computers and its programming did not anticipate the changes and the data was stored. The problem was too big and too widespread, businesses and society were in the brink of chaos.
- Fast forward to present day 2018…
Mark Zuckerburg, co-founder of Facebook, now testifying in congress regarding on how the data is handled in their system. Facebook facilitates hundreds of thousands of businesses, educational groups, connections, consider it as its own ecosystem. Again, The problem was too big and too widespread. If it collapses, let us say a LOT of people will be affected…. Same scenario different time.
I personally thought of the Bible verse: “There is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecc 1:9). It should not come to surprise us that there is a problem that pops us every now and then.
We understand the need for connection, for advancement, and for progress. As Christians, We understand that “It is not good for man to be alone” (Gen 2:18). God has made it clear that we need one another, and that we live with one another.
Let me make this very clear: We find our purpose in other peoples lives. Whether our purpose is in charity, hospitality, organizing, or business, we are whom God made us to be; and it can only be seen when we connect with other people.
Facebook (when used properly), has helped thousands of people. I’ve personally experienced this. Sometime ago, I got depressed, my job as a cook unexpectedly ended. I noticed that there was someone, a lady who goes to different countries to minister, give food, and hand out bibles and toys to children. She ministered to my cousins and they all became christians. I messaged her, asking her to pray for me.
She gave me a prayer that was so powerful, that it inspires me to this day. I had nothing, but I offered her a tiny bit of help in helping her ministry as much as I can. She had just facilitated letting other people know the love of Jesus Christ through Facebook. She had just reached one, out of many. We are commissioned to “go and make disciples, to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” (Matt 28:19).
How you use your time, your connection, your “bridges” make or break you. Whether you #deletefacebook or not, make sure you do your best to fulfill your purpose, help others, reach out to people and make the world a little bit better.