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With mil­lions of users of social media, we can eas­i­ly let them know how we feel, what are we doing, and to whom we are lis­ten­ing.

It’s  just a “type away”, and tadaa! What you’ve just said can be seen by thou­sands of peo­ple you have in your cir­cle.

I was remind­ed of a bible verse that speaks loud­ly to my soul today: “For out of the abun­dance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Our tongues car­ry the infor­ma­tion we feed in our mind. Basi­cal­ly, you become what you feed in your mind. Today, it’s not only the tongue has the pow­er to give life and death, to bring curse or a bless­ing but also in the words we typed and share in the social media.

Ear­li­er, I was had the chance to review what I’ve been post­ed on Face­book for the past few years. And hon­est­ly, it made me to laugh at myself, and to sum­ma­rize here are they:

  • 2009 — 2010, I was post­ing my rants. From school projects, ter­ri­ble the­sis pan­elists and rants about the online game I used to play.
  • 2010 — 2012, I was post­ing non­sense. From game requests like friends for sale, mafia wars and farm vil­lage! Plus my post regard­ing how ter­ri­ble my sit­u­a­tion was at my old employ­er. I was dread­ful back then!
  • 2012 — 2013, The major turn­ing point of my life. A sud­den con­ver­sion of my heart, mind, and soul hap­pened. I met Christ. I start­ed post­ing bible vers­es and reflec­tions — total­ly dif­fer­ent than I was! Yet I was post­ing what I was doing, answered non-sense FB Quizzes and rant­i­ng about traf­fic, gov­ern­ment and every­thing!
  • 2013 — 2014, I fell in love and hon­est­ly I post­ed every­thing about rela­tion­ships, from man­hood, courtship, and mar­riage.
  • 2015, I was dev­as­tat­ed. I felt my world end­ed when that woman reject­ed me. I start­ed post­ing arti­cles or “pata­ma” posts that clear­ly reflect­ed who I was dur­ing that time.
  • 2016, I decid­ed to for­give and for­get. Post­ed a few answered prayers and suc­cess­es yet my posts became tox­ic again because of the elec­tion. I cam­paigned for my can­di­date, opposed his ene­mies, debat­ed a few friends, and lit­er­al­ly my FB News­feed was full of hatred and divi­sion.

But lat­er this year, I was grate­ful that a close friend point­ed it out to me. I was tox­ic already. He even asked me if there was any emo­tion­al bag­gage I’ve been car­ry­ing. He’s an SEO expert then lat­er became a recruit­ment head of HR Depart­ment he is work­ing for.

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Lessons start­ed to sink in me as I reflect on what I’ve been post­ing. He point­ed me that my FB Pro­file is my brand­ing. Peo­ple who don’t know you will judge you based on what you’ve been post­ing.

Your face­book post is the reflec­tion of who you are when you’re in front of your com­put­er and not in front of oth­er peo­ple.

Your post becomes your brand­ing. Peo­ple in the social media will define you with what you post online.

It does­n’t mean that you will get your iden­ti­ty based on oth­er’s per­cep­tion because we know that you can­not please oth­er peo­ple, but it means, are you reflect­ing who you are in the social media? What kind of per­son are you por­tray­ing to them?

After that encounter, I care­ful­ly think of what I will be post­ing. If it’s polit­i­cal­ly inclined, will I be oppos­ing oth­ers? Can I pro­mote healthy dis­cus­sion or will my post will cause divi­sion?

If you are a Chris­t­ian, does your post reflects your faith? Will it build oth­ers or tear them down?. Will oth­er peo­ple will think you are a Chris­t­ian by what you post on social media?

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I blog about my dis­cov­er­ies and learn­ings with per­son­al devel­op­ment, blog­ging, writ­ing, pub­lic speak­ing, and pub­lish­ing. I am a Jesus fol­low­er. Each month, I send out a newslet­ter with free tips on those top­ics.

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